In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

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In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:44 am

Is mId-sized firm like Desmarais, knobby, etc, still better than big law like Latham and jones day? Any insights?

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Re: In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

Postby Abbie Doobie » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:55 am

desmarais is probably going to be the same if not worse than latham, jd, etc. knobbe is more of a prosecution boutique that does some lit and really isn't comparable to desmarais or big law.

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Re: In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

Postby run26.2 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:39 am

Knobbe is not really comparable to Desmarais or biglaw firms, but it is a firm you should look into if you are interested in work-life balance. I think it is one of the few firms that do a reasonably good job at succeeding in that regard.

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Re: In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:46 pm

run26.2 wrote:Knobbe is not really comparable to Desmarais or biglaw firms

In the sense of prestige, or stress? Knobbe is ranked higher than Desmarais on Vault IP boutique list -- or is that all because of a prosecution reputation which Desmarais does not do? Tell me more plz. Where can I get a sense of prestige ranking with patent litigation and prosecution separated? Or prestige is only a big law thing?

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Re: In terms of work life balance in a IP litigation firm

Postby run26.2 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:14 pm

There is a myriad of differences, including size, which side of the v they tend to be on, geographical concentration, prestige, hours, pay, type of work (pros. v. lit, size of cases) but I was mainly talking about culture.

While I don't know anyone at Desmarais, I can only speculate that it is as intense as biglaw. Most lit boutiques are probably even more intense than biglaw. Knobbe is less intense, from what I can tell. Rather than focusing on "prestige," I would ask myself what my career goals were and see if one or the other is better at getting you there.



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