The firm is managed based on years of in-house experience (ranging from $50B international corporations to early stage start-ups) that has led to heightened sensitivity to the needs of its clients. Specific activities include consistent and timely delivery of work product and development and deployment of client-requested tools to track progress of various work projects. Abel Schillinger, LLP partners with its clients; indeed the firm is called upon to manage daily IP activities worldwide, including management of foreign counsel on a variety of IP matters. Clients have entrusted the firm to provide temporary in-house counsel services during periods of staffing transitions.
The firm prides itself on its responsiveness to clients, clarity of communications, and ability to interface effectively not only with in-house counsel, but with senior management on critical business issues. Firm responsiveness extends to delivering work product, whether patent applications, right-to-practice studies, or formalized opinion letters, according to client timelines.