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The 2011 Report provides color graphs linked to detailed data profiles for the following six major practice types: Solo Practitioner; Private Firm, Partner/Shareholder; Private Firm, Associate; Head of Corporate IP Department; Attorney, Corporate IP Department, and Corporate and Private Patent Agents. The Report also contains the costs in the different regions of the country for filing a patent application or registering a copyright or trademark. Conducted every other year by AIPLA, this survey also examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates, typical charges for IP law services, as well as the costs of litigation. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and many district courts have cited AIPLA Economic Surveys. We hope that you find the survey a useful reference tool in your practice.
AIPLA thanks Steven M. Auvil, Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee, David A. Divine, Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and all of the members of the Committee for their hard work in putting this publication together.
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