Ex-Shook Hardy Atty Says His Patent Firm Can Outdo BigLaw

Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A former Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP partner with expertise in patent counseling and intellectual property launched FreeState Patent Services on Monday, a new boutique law firm in Missouri specializing in patent prosecution and building long-term patent portfolios.

John Gibson, who left Shook Hardy in mid-September after an 11-year stint, told Law360 on Wednesday that his company will create and execute patent strategies based on the business needs of its clients, without the overhead and “antiquated” organization of BigLaw firms.

His firm's services include drafting and...
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