How Patent GC Works

Our Approach

Patent GC is unlike any other IP law firm you’ve ever encountered. We are a team of “partner-only” IP lawyers with substantial in-house experience who provide IP counsel services on-demand at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full-time, executive level IP lawyer or relying exclusively on law firm counsel.

Our clients value the practical, business-oriented advice we provide, particularly during the critical phase between innovation and implementation of key business objectives. Companies who engage Patent GC often need regular, on-going IP support but do not wish to hire a full-time in-house IP lawyer or add more full-time resources to their existing in-house staff. Others are looking for advice on whether, when and how to file for their first patent or are seeking help implementing a trade secret protection program. Patent GC offers an affordable and accessible option for companies at all stages of growth.

Contact us to find out how outsourced IP counsel services can support the legal needs of your company.

Our Fees

Patent GC’s services are available at rates significantly lower than those of traditional law firms because we leverage technology and do not have costly overhead expenses such as office space, associates, and a large support staff

Patent GC is flexible in its billing arrangements with clients, providing for either a set fee for a well-defined project or hourly-based billing at an hourly rate that is substantially less than the rate charged even by smaller law firms.

For clients who wish to have Patent GC act as de facto IP counsel, with the attorney dedicating up to 2 days/week to the client, we often agree on a negotiated weekly or monthly rate. In this case, if translated into an hourly rate, the negotiated rates are less than one-third of the rates charged by traditional law firms for comparable levels of expertise. And at two days per week, our rates are one-third to one-half of the cost of hiring a full-time in-house IP specialist.

We are committed to offering straightforward, fair and transparent billing practices, something our clients truly appreciate. We do not charge for regular photocopies, domestic phone calls or other incidental expenses. We expect to get paid for our legal expertise, not for our ordinary costs of doing business.

Contact Us to discuss your specific legal requirements and preferred fee structure.