We are often asked by potential clients whether it is necessary to use a local law firm, typically by clients outside of Chicago that would like to work with Richards Patent Law.
Richards Patent Law is a Chicago intellectual property law firm, but we work with clients from around the world. While we love representing Chicago clients, a large number of our clients are not local. When filing US patent and trademark applications, it doesn’t matter whether you are located in the same city, state, or country as your attorney. If you want to file a patent application or a trademark application, we can help you.
There are times that clients prefer to work with a local IP law firm, particularly those that prefer in person meetings, but Richards Patent Law is perfectly comfortable working with clients no matter where they are located. All of the work that needs to be done to prepare and file a patent or trademark application, and to see it through the examination process at the USPTO, can be accomplished by email and phone. When helpful, we are happy to use Skype or FaceTime as well.
If you are looking for a IP law firm to represent you, look for a firm with lawyers with whom you are comfortable working, look for a firm you believe to be a good fit for your work, look for a firm with whom you communicate well, and do not be afraid to work with a firm that isn’t local if you think that firm is the best fit for you.