You are a startup or small business. Although she has grown in size and has expanded her intellectual property (IP) legal practice, she does not yet have the funds to hire her in-house IP attorney. Your company may currently have several in-house counsel, but their expertise is generally limited to areas of law other than intellectual property. As a result, they do not have the necessary experience to advise on IP strategy, nor do they have the qualifications to draft and prosecute patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Your company may have an in-house IP attorney, but if your in-house IP attorney is on leave (such as maternity or paternity leave), you need temporary assistance from an outside law firm may become This could also happen if her IP attorney in-house diverted her career path. For example, if her IP attorney in-house wants to try out a new role in another business unit in-house, a temporary vacancy is created while the in-house attorney tries out the new role. In some cases, as a company’s business grows, the in-house IP attorney may become overwhelmed and need help to handle the overflow work.In other cases, during an inevitable economic crisis. In addition, the company may experience a hiring suspension and the company may not be able to consider additional personnel. In some other instances, her in-house IP attorney has resigned, creating a temporary position that will be filled until the company finds a suitable replacement. Therefore, it is necessary to hire an outside law firm to develop the company’s patent portfolio and solve the company’s need for temporary assistance with minimal training and financial investment.