'Microboutiques' Aim To Attract Patent Work With Experience

By Ryan Davis (May 9, 2018, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Several small boutique firms with an emphasis on patent prosecution have launched in the past year, catering to what they say is a desire among clients to reduce spending on patent portfolio development while also having the work handled by more experienced attorneys.

Founded by former partners from firms like Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC and Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP, the new "microboutique" patent firms say they are responding to a growing sense among clients that patent prosecution work is a less than ideal fit for a large firm.

At major firms, patent applications are often handled by...

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