Intellectual Property (IP) law is a collection of services related to the creation, preservation and utilization of property rights for intangible assets resulting from creative processes.
We like our current counsel. Why should we hire you?
If you have good relationships with your current counsel, we certainly don't want to get in the way of that. However, having multiple service providers will help you get the best counsel to address your business needs and provide a basis for ensuring good value from all of your outside counsel.
Additionally, in working with us, you will get the benefit of highly experienced attorneys at all times, which our experience has taught us is not always the case with other firms.
What are your hourly rates like?
Our hourly rates are probably higher than other firms our size but less than what you would find at much bigger shops. The more important questions are: who is doing your work and are they providing value at whatever rate they charge? While our rates may not be the cheapest, you are getting highly-experienced practitioners instead of fresh-out attorneys that are still learning their craft. .
Do you have specific experience with our technologies?
Given our years of experience, there's a pretty good chance that we have experience with your technologies. However, we've found that the best results often come when we are permitted to ask what may appear to be basic questions because it often forces clients to rethink assumptions and discover what is most important about their innovations. In other words, when we don't start with preconceived notions about your technologies we can often help clients realize the larger potential of their innovations.
Why should I protect my innovations?
The creative exercise of problem solving leads to new innovations. Much of what a business spends its time doing is solving its customer's problems--some problems that are currently known and some that most people haven't even thought of yet. While the best businesses do this everyday, they also appreciate that their competition is doing the same. Thus, the protection of intellectual property are actions you take to protect your current market advantages and stake your claim to the future.