Update, March 2011: Unfortunately, speed is a challenge right now, as I am flooded with work from existing clients. Consequently, I am presently restricted in my ability to take on new clients, with the only potential openings being companies or universities with technologies that provide a good fit.
Quality, price, speed--choose one (or maybe two) of the three. . . . Have you felt as though that was your choice?
- Quality: You can see the quality of issued patents secured by Bob and you can read the satisfaction expressed by clients. Moreover, Bob is proud to have maintained a US patent allowance rate at least 50% above the national average.
- Price: Preparing and filing a patent application is a significant undertaking. In most cases, even a basic provisional patent application will require an investment of at least a couple thousand dollars, usually more, when properly prepared by a top-quality law firm (obtain Bob's free patent cost report for more information). Nevertheless, Bob works hard to keep his overhead low; and he passes those cost savings (compared with the larger Boston-area firms) on to you to maximize the value that you derive from your investment. He can provide a fair cost estimate for any work he performs; and with his satisfaction guarantee, you will never pay more than what you believe is fair value.
- Speed*: Bob is careful not to take on too much work, and he is highly selective about the clients he accepts. If there is a good fit (see below), most of the time, he can move quickly with your case; but if you catch him when his docket is full, he may need to decline representation. (*see update, above)
When securing patent protection, you need not compromise.