Major (Chicago) GP v. Major IP Boutique: Quantifiable Differences?

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Major (Chicago) GP v. Major IP Boutique: Quantifiable Differences?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:25 am

I'm trying to make a final decision on firms and I'm curious as to what is actually different, day-to-day, between the IP lit groups at major midwest GP (Kirkland, Sidley, W&S, etc.) vs. major IP boutiques (specifically Fish, but Finnegan, Fitzpatrick, Knobbe included).

I understand at most GPs you can't do much/any patent pros., though from what I've discussed with attorneys at these boutiques, you get priced out of that after a few years, anyway (with clients moving to fixed fee arrangements). The clientele seems to be reasonably similar across GP and Bout. When it comes to hours/lifestyle, minimum billables seem to be comparable, but I understand that doesn't tell the whole story. Could someone with some experience speak to the actual differences between working in these 2 environments, if possible? Am I going to be working considerably more or less at any of these places?

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Re: Major (Chicago) GP v. Major IP Boutique: Quantifiable Differences?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:30 am

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280569&p=10124312&hilit=Ip+showdown#p10124312

OP in this thread, some decent info there on this sort of decision, albeit in DC.



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