Outsourced In-House Counsel: Is It for You?

Not everyone can have full-time legal staff. While there are many advantages to internal lawyers, hiring in-house counsel may not always be possible. Moreover, hiring traditional outside counsel is often expensive and inefficient and can sometime ineffective. Outsourced, in-house counsel can be an elegant solution.

Below are some of situations when outsourced, in-house counsel can help. They include when a company:

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Outsourcing In-House Counsel: IP Department Creation

Previously I discussed the business case for engaging outsourced in-house counsel when a company is facing legal challenges related to standard essential patent (SEP) assertions,[1] in the context of trade secret services,[2] and when engaging outside litigation counsel.[3] In this article I discuss a slightly counter-intuitive use for outsourced in-house counsel: intellectual property (IP) department creation.

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Outsourcing In-House Counsel: The Case of Litigation Management

Previously I discussed the business case for engaging outsourced in-house counsel when a company is facing legal challenges related to standard essential patent (SEP) assertions[1] and in the context of trade secret services.[2] In this article I discuss how outsourced in-house counsel can provide significant value-add when engaging outside litigation counsel. Where a company does not have in-house counsel, or where in-house counsel is not familiar with a specialized area like Intellectual Property (IP) litigation, outsourced, in-house counsel can both help the company engage the best outside counsel and manage them more effectively. Read more

The future of patent monetization is … outsourcing?

BlackBerry announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the U.S.-based Marconi Group.  I guess with the privateering model under attack around the world, legal process outsourcing or LPO monetization is the next steps in evolution.   I wonder, though, in practice how safe Blackberry will be from being dragged into litigation as a necessary party or collaterally attacked by licensees.  It will be interesting to watch how this evolves.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blackberry-licensing/blackberry-shifts-patent-strategy-through-outsourcing-deal-idUSKBN1DF345?il=0

 

 

Outsourced In-House Counsel: Is It for You?

Not everyone can have full-time legal staff.  While there are many advantages to internal lawyers, hiring in-house counsel may not always be possible.  Moreover, hiring traditional outside counsel is often expensive and inefficient and can sometime ineffective.  Outsourced, in-house counsel can be an elegant solution.

Read more

Outsourcing In-House Counsel: The Case of Litigation Management

Previously I discussed the business case for engaging outsourced in-house counsel when a company is facing legal challenges related to standard essential patent (SEP) assertions[1] and in the context of trade secret services.[2]  In this article I discuss how outsourced in-house counsel can provide significant value-add when engaging outside litigation counsel.  Where a company does not have in-house counsel, or where in-house counsel is not familiar with a specialized area like Intellectual Property (IP) litigation, outsourced, in-house counsel can both help the company engage the best outside counsel and manage them more effectively.

Read more

Outsourcing In-House Counsel: IP Department Creation

Previously I discussed the business case for engaging outsourced in-house counsel when a company is facing legal challenges related to standard essential patent (SEP) assertions,[1] in the context of trade secret services,[2]  and when engaging outside litigation counsel.[3]  In this article I discuss a slightly counter-intuitive use for outsourced in-house counsel:  intellectual property (IP) department creation. Read more

Outsourcing In-House Counsel: The Case of Litigation Management

I just posted a new article on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/outsourcing-in-house-counsel-case-litigation-management-david-l-cohen/?published=t

Outsourcing In-House Counsel: The Case of Trade Secret Services

Check out my new article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/outsourcing-in-house-counsel-case-trade-secret-services-david-l-cohen/