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Published by the American Bar Association (ABA), Starting an IP Law Practice by Ann M. Mueting will help you ask the right questions, evaluate your options, and decide what is best for you as you embark on the adventure of developing your own IP practice.
So you think you want to start your own intellectual property law firm. Do you want to practice out of your basement, in your slippers, with your dog nearby? Or do you want to develop a specialized IP law practice within a large law firm? Start by asking yourself some critical questions:
Valuable case studies illustrate what practitioners like you have faced in setting up various types of practices focused on intellectual property in a variety of settings. These real-world examples cover all aspects of starting an IP practice, including acquiring an office, equipment, and staff; getting and keeping clients; methods for establishing fees; accounting practices and procedures; and managing the practice, office, staff, and employee benefits.