IP: 5 Things to Discuss at Your First Case Meeting with Outside Trial Counsel

These five questions can help form a shared plan for control of the case, communications, cost and a case-winning strategy.

February 12, 2013

As a trial lawyer who has conducted many complex intellectual property case kickoffs between inside and outside counsel teams, I’ve discovered that covering five key questions during that first meeting provides a dependable format for success. These questions (amplified with good listening skills, experience and good ideas) help everyone get on the same page early in the game. Better, asking these questions and getting them answered upfront results in a shared plan for control of the case, communications, cost and a case-winning strategy.

Reprinted with permission from InsideCounsel.

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.


Jake M. Holdreith


Member of Executive Board

Related Publications

December 8, 2022
Lessons From MMAS Research About Dispositive Pitfalls in Copyright Litigation
David Martinez, Austin Miller - Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal
November 19, 2022
How to Use the USPTO Patent Public Search Tool
Miles Finn, Rajin Olson, Kelson Bain, and Ian LaForge - IPWatchdog
October 2022
In No Uncertain Terms
Bryan Mechell - The Robins Kaplan Quarterly
September 13, 2022
Patent Value: Scoring Patents Using Characteristics Of Patents In Litigation
Christopher K. Larus, Miles A. Finn, Congnan Zhan, Joseph (Yu) Chen, and Shelley Gilliss - les Nouvelles
September 2, 2022
Trade Dress Through a Trial Lens: Six Strategy Tips For Litigants
Christopher Larus, William Manske - Managing IP
Back to Top