SIIA is happy to announce a new member benefit: discounted rates for legal representation through its partnership with two partner-only law firms that focus on general counsel and patent counsel.
Outside GC is a partner-only team of senior business lawyers with substantial in-house experience who act as part-time in-house counsel to their clients at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full-time in-house attorney or relying exclusively on traditional law firm counsel. For companies with no in-house legal staff, they act as the as-needed general counsel, doing the company’s day-to-day legal work and helping to manage the legal services provided by outside counsel. For companies that have a general counsel or in-house staff, they act as overflow attorneys, serving as an extension of the in-house team, either on a regular or a periodic basis.
Their sister firm, Patent GC, is also a partner-only firm, and is comprised exclusively of former senior in-house IP counsel. Patent GC handles patent and trademark prosecution work on a fixed-fee basis, but also performs portfolio management services, and can even serve as a company’s part-time in-house IP counsel. Both Outside GC and Patent GC have specific domain expertise in software.
As a special benefit for SIIA members, Outside GC and Patent GC will offer their “volume discount” rates (ranging from $210 to $275 per hour) to all SIIA members, irrespective of work volume. Interested SIIA members should contact Jon Levitt (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-548-1289) or Bill Stone (email@example.com, 617-501-8158) for more details. Make sure to mention that you are an SIIA member!
Keith Kupferschmid is General Counsel and SVP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA.