McNeill Baur is the ultimate haven for patent attorneys seeking maximum flexibility. The firm is fully remote and allows attorneys to set their own billable-hours goal, which results in associates who are very pleased with their work-life balance. And while the firm prioritizes the needs of attorneys and staff, it certainly isn’t lacking in the quality of work and caliber of clients served. The firm is well regarded for its IP work, even despite its relatively young age.
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McNeill Baur is a unique firm that offers a fully remote environment for associates focused on patent work, so it’s no surprise it seeks candidates with IP experience and a science background. Associates find their colleagues friendly and helpful, but they agree the social aspect is limited due to the remote nature of the firm. Conversely, they are incredibly pleased with the work-life balance the remote set-up offers, which is amplified by the ability to set their own billable hours—this provides the ultimate flexibility aside from inevitable client deadlines. The firm’s compensation structure, based on hours billed, is overall viewed favorably, with a few minor concerns outweighed by appreciation for the flexibility it provides. Associates agree there is no shortage of interesti...
Focused on patents in the life sciences area, McNeill Baur is home to nearly 20 lawyers as well as a team of patent agents, patent prosecution coordinators, and technical specialists.
McNeill Baur was founded in 2014 by Rebecca M. McNeill and Amelia Feulner Baur, PhD The intellectual property shop provides life sciences patent prosecution and counseling to a range of clients, ranging from large companies to startups. Many of the firm’s lawyers have advanced science degrees and boast experience in myriad scientific areas—from biochemistry and gene mutations to immunology and microbiology to ribozymes and virology, and more. The firm assists clients with all aspects of patent prosecution as well as patent opinions, due diligence investigations, patent appeals, and USPTO pr...