In Pursuit of Your IP Success™

Nolan IP Law is in pursuit of your patents and trademarks. We are focused on getting results for our clients because patent pending isn't good enough. Individual inventors, start-up and small businesses, and large companies alike need an experienced IP attorney who can secure patents, trademarks, and copyrights in a cost-effective and timely manner, and Nolan IP Law provides that experience while offering flat fee pricing that clients can rely on to stick to their budgets and not get priced out of the game. At Nolan IP Law, client experience and satisfaction are the guiding tracks for our train.

The philosophy of Nolan IP Law is based on respect, honesty, and fairness. We do everything possible to help clients obtain Intellectual Property rights so they can be rewarded for their contributions. If we do a great job, then clients will return or send referrals, and we will all rise together.

Our philosophy is consistent with the directive in the IP clause in the U.S. Constitution: to Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts. This phrase refers to the incentives provided by patents and copyrights to create and disseminate ideas. Exclusive IP rights provide an economic incentive for inventors to create new inventions and for authors to create new works. And when the exclusive IP rights expire, the content disclosed in the patents and copyrighted works enters the public domain, where new inventors and authors can build on what has come before. Through this iterative process, we all rise together.


Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind and generally refers to inventions (patents), brands (trademarks), computer programs (patents & copyrights), artistic works (copyrights & trademarks), and trade secrets.

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IP covers a vast range of activities, and plays an important role in both cultural and economic life. This importance is recognized by various laws which protect intellectual property rights. IP law is complicated: there are different laws relating to different types of IP, and different national laws in different countries and regions of the world as well as international law.

This booklet introduces the main types of IP and explains how the law protects them. It also introduces the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency dedicated to making IP work for innovation and creativity.

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Flat fee, or fixed fee, is a client-friendly pricing model with no surprises. Attorneys who bill based on hourly rates usually provide a non-guaranteed estimate of how much the work will cost to complete, but the final result may be, and often is, significantly higher than the initial estimate. This makes it really difficult for clients to budget for legal services. Clients are much happier with a flat fee pricing model. The flat fee structure also provides exceptional flexibility. For example, the payment of a flat fee is usually required up-front and intended to cover all attorney fees and costs for a particular legal task. But the flat fee pricing model easily accommodates partial payments and payment plans, which can be very helpful to clients operating on a limited budget.

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Traditional law firms use hourly billing for their legal services. The hourly fee for lawyers can commonly range from $250/hour to $1250/hour or more. The large variance in hourly fee is based on a combination of factors, including the lawyer’s expertise in the subject area, the competitive rates in the local market, the type of matter, and the type of client. This type of law firm pricing is not client-friendly—it is designed to increase lawyer profits. Our firm uses an hourly billing fee arrangement only in certain scenarios.

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