Patent GC can act as an extension of your in-house capabilities, whether to fill the role of the IP lawyer within your legal group or to supplement the work of your existing in-house IP counsel. We provide seasoned former in-house IP lawyers on an as-needed basis to handle your overflow work at a fraction of the cost of law firm rates and without the expense of adding to headcount. Our attorneys understand the importance of aligning IP strategy with business strategy and the necessity of managing the in-house department’s legal spend.
For the General Counsel
As General Counsel, you handle a wide range of legal work on behalf of your company. However, if you do not have a patent or trademark background, you may find – like many in-house GCs do – that managing the company’s patent and trademark matters is difficult and frustrating. Patent GC can help. You can hire us to handle a portion of your patent and/or trademark prosecution work, or you can engage us to act as part-time “in-house” IP counsel to help manage your IP portfolio, interface with outside resources, evaluate and manage IP litigation and coordinate your company’s patent committee. Our attorneys will bring experience and efficiency to your company’s IP legal matters, at rates that will not deplete your budget.
For the in-house IP lawyer
As in-house IP counsel, you may find yourself stretched from time to time, from work on special projects or simply because the business is growing beyond your capacity. If you do not have the budget to hire another in-house IP lawyer, or if you prefer not to send your work outside to a traditional firm due to cost and/or lack of business experience, Patent GC is a great solution. We can be your overflow safety valve – when things are too busy, we can step in to help out. Think of us as a member of your team, but without the commitment of adding to your full-time staff and without the burden of training and supervising a junior lawyer.
Patent GC works at a fraction of the cost of a traditional law firm. We’ll help you keep your legal budget under control while maintaining the excellence you demand from your in-house legal group.
Contact us to learn how we can supplement your in-house counsel.