This episode is a little different as I, Lisa Mueller, host of the Tech Transfer IP podcast, take the interviewee hotseat for a change! In today’s show, you’ll hear a brief rundown of my professional background, and how I ended up in the field of patent law after focusing my studies on environmental law. However, the main focus of this discussion is the podcast itself.
When I first decided to create a podcast, I had no idea of the amount of work that it would require. After unsuccessfully trying to teach myself everything through reading books and watching YouTube tutorials, I invested in a coach. I wouldn’t be here today, at episode number 62, if it wasn’t for this coach, the editors, artists, and of course the guests, who have all contributed to making Tech Transfer IP the knowledge sharing space that it is.
After today you’ll have a very clear understanding of the production side of this podcast, my plans for its future, and some of the episodes which are most memorable to me. I love creating Tech Transfer IP, and I hope you’ll continue with me on this journey for years to come!
In This Episode:
- [01:10] A rundown of my professional background, and the work I am currently doing.
- [04:00] My original career plan, and how I ended up in the patent law sector.
- [05:43] Some of the elements that I love most about patent law.
- [07:25] Why I started my two blogs, Bric Wall and Brics and Beyond.
- [08:24] The difference between a prior art search and a freedom to operate search.
- [10:32] I share what inspired me to create the Tech Transfer IP podcast.
- [12:15] Challenges that I experienced when she first tried to start the podcast, and the person who really helped me get going.
- [15:40] The first two interviews that I did for the podcast.
- [18:11] I explain the process I go through to create a podcast episode.
- [19:22] Research that I do before I formulate my interview questions.
- [20:38] Professional editing that the podcast goes through before it airs, and the person who does this for me.
- [21:26] A run through of every step in the process of creating a podcast episode, and the length of time, on average, that this takes.
- [24:35] Difficulties that I experienced with trying to find guests at first, and how this has become easier over time.
- [26:20] Things I’ve discovered through guest interviews which have really impressed me.
- [27:13] An episode which was particularly memorable for me.
- [28:37] Plans I have for future interviews.
- [29:35] Some episodes I would recommend to new listeners.
- [32:21] What I am hoping the AUTM National Meeting in 2022 is going to look like.
- [33:55] The love I have for the podcast, and how I structure my time so that I can keep doing it.