Invention Disclosure Form Key To Lower Legal Costs
August 30, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT
Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT) -- With the continuance of economic uncertainty in the global economy, organizations such as corporations, companies, universities and government agencies continue to search for ways to reduce outside legal costs related to patent application preparation and prosecution. Often the focus of these cost-reduction measures is solely on issues relating to the organization’s outside counsel, such as case staffing, billing rates, fee discounts for volume, or alternative billing arrangements (e.g., fixed fee arrangements).
While these issues are certainly important considerations, it can also be worthwhile — and within...