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(Message started by: DoodLaw on May 25th, 2006, 8:51pm)

Title: Patent attorney's fee and salary?!
Post by DoodLaw on May 25th, 2006, 8:51pm
Can anyone explain how to price patent attorney's service?

If a lawyer who has legal knowledge but no special factual (i.e., scientific)  knowledge charges $X/hour, do you think a patent lawyer who has both legal and special factual knowledge can charge $(X +Y)/hour.  

We do have to take and pass patent bar. Is it okey to charge additional $$ for special patent procedural knowledge? If the value of this special patent procedural knowledge is Z, does it make sense to charge $(X +Y+Z)/hour.

Do patent lawyers get "premium salary" compared to others?


Title: Re: Patent attorney's fee and salary?!
Post by Wolfcastle on May 25th, 2006, 9:28pm
Well...the short answer is that patent agents and lawyers get paid what the client is willing to pay.


Title: Re: Patent attorney's fee and salary?!
Post by Isaac on May 26th, 2006, 1:55am
In theory, an attorney with XYZ ought to get his work done faster than attorney without the knowledge.

I work in a GP firm and my billing rate is exactly the same as the non practitioner associates in the firm.  They all have specialized knowledge and procedural knowledge that I don't have.



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