Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Partners with by Kids for Kids to Donate Intellectual Property Legal Services to Child Inventors

Date: January 24, 2005
BALTIMORE, MD -- January 24, 2005 -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that the firm has partnered with By Kids For Kids (BKFK), an entity dedicated to promoting invention and innovation among children. Under the terms of its sponsorship, Whiteford has committed to provide intellectual property legal services without cost to young inventors participating in the BKFK program. "Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has a long history of helping innovators identify, develop, protect and commercialize their ideas" said Frank Jones, Chair of the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property Group. "While we have supported many early stage inventors at the university, business incubator and other levels, BKFK is a unique opportunity to foster creativity and invention at the earliest stage - children. In this global economy, our future depends on nurturing this brand of innovation and entrepreneurship" Mr. Jones continued. "Patents provide incentive for innovation" continued Greg Stone, a patent attorney at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. "Our commitment to the BKFK participants helps drive that incentive, allowing them to protect their ideas at the earliest stage possible and thus maximize the value of those concepts." "In addition to representing an exciting partnership in the fast-paced area of intellectual property, our sponsorship of BKFK represents a highly innovative way for Whiteford to further its long-standing pro bono commitment to the community," stated Jim Rosner, Whiteford's Pro Bono Partner. "We are very excited to be part of this most worthwhile program." "We are so grateful and thrilled for the support of this firm that shares the passion and commitment to bringing creative ideas and inventions of kids across America to fruition," said Norm Goldstein, founder of BKFK. About By Kids For Kids Co. By Kids For Kids™ (BKFK™), a closely held corporation based in Stamford, Conn., is a groundbreaking new venture entirely dedicated to inspiring the innovative spirit within every kid. BKFK inspires and rewards kids for innovation excellence and encourages young people to pursue creative problem solving in their educational and professional careers. By Kids For Kids transforms these ideas into commercial products where the kids earn self-esteem, business experience and royalties. BKFK represents some of the most brilliant young minds in America. For more information about BKFK, visit The By Kids For Kids SM and BKFK SM designations are service marks of By Kids For Kids Co.