NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 5, 2020) – McNish PLLC, a new boutique law firm focusing on Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals, has opened for business. From New York, New York, McNish PLLC will serve a national and international client base, with an emphasis on the high-tech and medical device industries.
Kevin McNish, a registered patent attorney with first-chair experience spanning more than 80 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and other PTAB proceedings, will run McNish PLLC. Before leaving to launch McNish PLLC, he was most recently a partner at Desmarais LLP, where he built and led that firm’s nationally recognized PTAB practice. He has also briefed and argued appeals of PTAB proceedings at the Federal Circuit.
“I am thrilled to announce the launch of McNish PLLC as a pure-play PTAB and appellate practice,” said McNish.
McNish added that the new firm will eschew hourly billing in favor of alternative fee arrangements. “Because PTAB proceedings have predefined milestones and limited durations, they are well-suited for alternative fee arrangements, such as monthly flat fees, project-based fees, success fees, or combinations thereof. But more importantly, those arrangements help clients predict and manage their legal budgets.”
McNish also explained that McNish PLLC’s cloud-based model helps keep costs down. “Although it maintains a virtual office for in-person appointments, McNish PLLC runs principally in the cloud. That way, the firm can avoid the expenses and burdens of dedicated physical office space and on-premises servers—and pass those savings on to clients.”
McNish concluded, “I’m grateful for all of the support that I’ve received already, and I look forward to continuing to represent petitioners and patent owners at the highest level.”
About McNish PLLC
McNish PLLC is a cloud-based law firm that provides full-stack solutions for Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPRs). From petition through appeal, for petitioners or for patent owners, McNish PLLC can do it all. And, by pairing the in-depth experience of Kevin McNish with innovative fee arrangements that avoid the pitfalls of hourly billing, McNish PLLC can deliver unparalleled value in PTAB proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals.