The Year 2015 was transitional for Connors & Associates pc. In November the firm’s founder, John J. Connors, retired as lead director of ICI Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ). John wrote the foundational patents that protected ICU’s products over a 30-year period, and served as temporary CFO, and a member of the audit, compensation, and governance committees. Connors & Associates pc was founded about the same time that John began working with Dr. George A. Lopez M.D., the inventor of the ICU’s products and founder of ICU Medical, Inc. Because of John’s experience working with the founder of a start-up company that went public, he understands that investors demand valid and enforceable patents upon which to base their investment. Connors & Associates pc produces such patents.
Thomas Connors, John’s son, has been with the firm for over 10 years, and handles all trademark and patent prosecution, and client correspondence. He also now manages the firm’s business. John continues to work closely with Thomas as needed, but mainly focuses on patent application preparation. He also gives talks on intellectual property for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The firm’s data watchdog and tracker of actions items critical to securing the intellectual property of our clients, Beth Ellison, has been with the firm for over 20 years. Beth now primarily assists Thomas in performing his duties. Brady Connors, John’s grandson, has been with the firm for one year, and assists Thomas and John in facilitating client communication.
Left to right: Thomas Connors, John J. Connors, Beth Ellison and Brady Connors