Quality begins with talent; Abel IP attracts and retains high-caliber practitioners and support staff. The firm has the structure and internal management in place to maintain its talent pool, and the firm’s desirable Austin location has proven to be a notable competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining practitioners.
The firm’s lawyers stay on top of legal and regulatory IP developments worldwide. For example, firm practitioners track and openly discuss and debate statutory and regulatory changes in IP law, and maintain close working relationships with a network of foreign associates to stay current on substantial changes abroad. Day-to-day work product, from patent applications and responses, to formalized opinion letters and patent landscape reports, are peer-reviewed to ensure consistent and high quality deliverables. Several of the firm’s practitioners and support personnel come from the DC metro area; the lessons learned from practicing close to the USPTO remain positive influences within the firm.
With particular respect to patent procurement, the firm is devoted to securing commercially valuable patents worldwide. We do not focus on the volume of patents for our clients, but on strategic assets that can be exploited in the marketplace. The firm also has expertise handling international prosecution of patent applications before patent offices in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Consequently, the patent applications drafted by Abel IP generally are optimized for patent claim coverage worldwide.