Managing Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time and Quality Best Practices Benchmark

    Benchmark Cost-Control Efforts
    Re-examine Billing Arrangements
    Refine Your Case Management Approach

Among the findings that emerged from this Managing Outside Counsel study are the following:

    28% of companies stated they rarely or never pre-approve the law firm(s) team working on a case.

    Fixed fees for patent preparation are widespread, from less than $3,500 to $8,500. Prosecution costs are less dispersed

    25% of companies stated they don’t conduct a formal law firm review.

Learn about:

    Costs for patent related activities
    Cycle-times for patent procurement
    Effective methods to improve outside counsel results
    Outside counsel guideline structures
    Fee arrangements and cost and quality impact