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2011 Report of the Economic Survey

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Table of Contents -- Intro & Summary

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  1. INTRODUCTION 
  2. DATA COLLECTION​  
    CHANGES TO THE SURVEY 
  3. DESCRIPTION OF STATISTICS AND FORMATTING CONVENTIONS  
    RESPONDENT BACKGROUND​ 
  4. IP BUDGET FOR CORPORATE PRACTITIONERS 
  5. INCOME RECEIVED IN 2010 AND PROJECTED FOR 2011, BILLING RATES, AND BILLABLE HOURS 
  6. SUMMARY OF SURVEY RESULTS BY PRACTICE TYPE 
    1. SOLO PRACTITIONER​ 
    2. PRIVATE FIRM, PARTNER 
    3. PRIVATE FIRM, ASSOCIATE 
    4. PRIVATE FIRM, OF COUNSEL  
    5. HEAD OF CORPORATE IP DEPARTMENT 
    6. CORPORATE IP DEPARTMENT, ATTORNEY 
    7. PRIVATE FIRM, PATENT AGENT 
    8. CORPORATE IP DEPARTMENT, PATENT AGENT​ 
  7. TYPICAL CHARGES FOR IP LAW SERVICES​ 
  8. TYPICAL COSTS OF LITIGATION 
  9. CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRMS 
    1. NUMBER AND TYPE OF ATTORNEYS​ 
    2. ASSOCIATE STARTING SALARY AND SUMMER MONTHLY PAY 
    3. SUPPORT STAFF AND SERVICES​ 
    4. BILLING RATES AND PRACTICES 
    5. LIABILITY INSUR​ANCE 

Table of Contents -- Individual & Firm Statistical Tables. Use the bookmarked table below to go directly to the table you'd like to view.

 
INDIVIDUAL DATA​ TYPICAL CHARGES  ​ TOTAL COSTS OF LITIGATION​
Solo Practitioner  ​ Trademarks:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Patent Infringement:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Private Firm, Partner  ​ US Utility Patents:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Trademark Infringement:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Private Firm, Associate  ​ Foreign Origin or Foreign Patents:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Trademark Opposition/Cancellation:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Private Firm, Agent  ​ US Design Patents:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Copyright Infringement:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Private Firm, Of Counsel  
US Plant Patents:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Trade Secret Misappropriation:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Corporate IP Department, Head  ​ Copyright:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Two-Party Interference:
By Location or By Size of Firm  ​
Corporate IP Department, Attorney ​
Inter Partes Reexamination:
By Location or By Size of​ Firm  ​
Corporate IP Department, Agent
 

INDIVIDUAL DATA

Complete Table Listing
 

All Respondents

Solo Practitioner

Private Firm, Partner

Private Firm, Associate

Private Firm, Of Counsel

Corporate IP Department, Head

Corporate IP Department, Attorney

Private Firm, Agent

Corporate IP Department, Agent

Typical Charges

Trademarks by Location

Trademarks by Firm Type

US Utility Patents by Location

US Utility Patents by Firm Type

Foreign Origin and Foreign Patents by Location

Foreign Origin and Foreign Patents by Firm Type

US Design Patents, Plant Patents, and Copyrights by Location

US Design Patents, Plant Patents, and Copyrights by Firm Type

Type of Fee Primarily Used

Total Costs of Litigation

Litigation-Patent Infringement by Location

Litigation-Patent Infringement by Firm Type

Litigation-Trademark Infringement by Location

Litigation-Trademark Infringement by Firm Type

Litigation-Trademark Opposition/Cancellation by Location

Litigation-Trademark Opposition/Cancellation by Firm Type

Litigation-Copyright Infringement by Location

Litigation-Copyright Infringement by Firm Type

Litigation-Trade Secret Misappropriation by Location

Litigation-Trade Secret Misappropriation by Firm Type

Two-Party Interference by Location

Two-Party Interference by Firm Type

Inter Partes Reexamination by Location

Inter Partes Reexamination by Firm Type

FIRM DATA