Referral Protocol

We recognize the practice of law is a referral-based business.  A significant portion of our IP business is based on referrals from non-IP practitioners.  Therefore, we make the following commitments to all referring attorneys and other referral partners:

  • We will respect and honor your relationship with your client. We will not solicit work from your clients without your advance permission. Our goal is to make you look brilliant for referring us.

  • We will provide exemplary service to your client, and that commitment will reflect positively on you. Whatever our role may be, we will keep you apprised of the status of the case or matter.

See our Joint Ventures Referrals page for more information about how we can help non-IP practitioners with IP matters.  

Additional Information on Local Counsel Services

For more information about the local counsel services we provide, read our Local Counsel Services Overview as well as our Local Counsel Expectations for more detail on engaging us to be local counsel.  The pro hac vice admission requirements for Texas federal courts along with pro hac vice applications can be found at Local Counsel Requirements - Northern District of TexasLocal Counsel Requirements - Eastern District of TexasLocal Counsel Requirements - Western District of Texas, and Local Counsel Requirements - Southern District of Texas.

Texas Local Patent Rules and Procedures

If you have a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas or the Northern District of Texas, see our white papers Eastern District Texas Patent Rules: Diagram & Checklist and Texas Patent Rules Northern District: Diagram & Checklist for more detail on Texas Local Patent Rules as well as a diagram of each set of rules and a downloadable checklist.  For the local patent rules, see the following pages - Eastern District of Texas Local Patent RulesNorthern District of Texas Local Patent Rules, and Southern District of Texas Local Patent Rules.  

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