"Our business is in consumer product development and we
have worked with several patent/trademark attorneys over the
last 10 years. We have quite a bit of experience and have spent
a tidy sum on over half a dozen patent applications. I can
honestly say that, without a doubt, Larry is the best attorney
with whom we've worked. This assessment is based on several
metrics that I believe are important.
There are many attorneys (including the ones we worked with
previously) who are competent and can dutifully put your invention
in proper legalese. Larry has specialized in IP law for several
decades and has literally worked on more than a hundred patent
applications. There is no question that Larry is very proficient
at what he does. However, what sets him apart is how he approaches
his work. During our first meeting/interview with Larry, he
stated that when he took on an assignment, one of the things
he'd do was to put on a competitor's hat and try to figure
out how he could copy the basic design and modify some elements
of it to bypass any patent protection the invention might have.
And he has done just that for us. He has challenged us to think
and asked us questions such as 'What if I did such and such
to your design, could it still perform as well as your invention?" This
process is very beneficial as it allows us to either confirm
that we have the best design or broaden our patent application
claims to cover alternate embodiments.
Larry is also very ethical in terms of his charges. His billings
are based on the amount of time he spends AND how productive
he is. If he does not feel he is as productive as he should
be, he'll adjust the number of hours he charges to reflect
what he believes is the added-value of his work. Now, how many
attorneys do you know who are as principled as Larry is?
Lastly, Larry is personable and a pleasure to work with, which
is an added bonus. I highly recommend him to anyone who is
in search of an IP attorney."