Irwin IP lawyers practiced law at premier intellectual property litigation firms. During that period, we represented some amazing clients, and had spectacular success. But, especially as time went on, litigation costs became problematic.  Irwin IP lawyers had a choice: forgo representing certain clients that could not afford those costs, or start a new firm dedicated to providing premier legal representation at reasonable rates, and with billing integrity.  Because we would otherwise lose the clients we get the most satisfaction from representing, we chose to start our own firm.  At Irwin IP, you get all of the credentials, but at a fraction of the cost.

Our approach to billing, however, does not change our approach to litigation.  We are experienced trial lawyers, and we know what it takes to win.  We dig into each of our matters; thoroughly analyze the facts, the documents, and the law; identify the winning arguments and the best strategy for presenting those arguments; and we prepare your case for trial.

While still early, our formula is working.  For example, in one matter, we were retained to represent an agricultural machine manufacturer in a hotly contested patent infringement matter.  Opposing counsel was a mid-sized, regional law firm.  We litigated that matter half-way through discovery before favorably settling the matter.  Our legal fees were just barely into six figures.  In another similarly situated matter, we litigated the matter through summary judgment (which was granted in our client's favor on three separate and independent bases) for approximately the same amount.

Our philosophy is simple: do what it takes to win, charge reasonable rates for doing so, and do it with integrity.


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