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lateral partners Patent Portfolio Builders


Here at PPB Law we believe working attorneys should be compensated fairly while also being able to achieve the work/life balance that is best for them. Our firm offers our attorneys a unique service platform that we feel is one of the best in the industry. If you are an experienced lateral attorney and would like to learn more about our firm and platform which are highlighted below, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further. 


PPB Law is committed to hiring experienced staff with diverse backgrounds. We believe teamwork helps us offer our clients the best possible solutions to their complex intellectual property matters, and the diverse perspectives of our intellectual property attorneys and staff help us achieve that success.

If you have any questions or to further a discussion, please reach out to our Director of Business Development, Mike Loving: 


  • Receive 70% of your billed time for work you originate

  • Receive 60% of your billed time for work provided by another

  • Receive 10% of another’s billed time for work you originate but do not work on yourself

  • Ask about premium (i.e., more than 10%) origination compensation 

Freedom & Flexibility

  • Set your own billing rate with no billable hour requirements. Work as much or as little as you like

  • Work from home or anywhere in the world and never fight traffic again

Support & Trust
  • We have a world class full-time administrative staff from our support facility in Fredericksburg, VA

  • As an IP only firm, never worry about having firm resources redirected to more lucrative practice areas

  • Our staff consists of only experienced and tested IP professionals (all attorneys have 10 or more years’ experience)

Current Attorney Testimonial

FAQ for Lateral Transfer to Patent Portfolio Builders

“After spending twenty years practicing patent law at both a large patent boutique and AM Law 100 general practice firm, I have finally found my dream job at PPB. I previously spent over ten percent of my annual hours on firm administrative work. I now spend that time focusing on client work and with my family. PPB’s generous compensation arrangement and low overhead costs allowed me to cut my hourly rate by one-third without significantly impacting my compensation.”

Stephen Palan, Attorney, Patent Portfolio Builders

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About Our Firm

Patent Portfolio Builders, PLLC was founded in 2002 in Fredericksburg Virginia by patent attorneys who were tired of the culture of large firms and wanted to create a firm where work/life balance was achievable.  We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our corporate clients in all areas of domestic and international intellectual property, focusing on patent /trademark application preparation and prosecution, opinions, and licensing matters. We believe patent law should be viewed through a business lens and the process of obtaining a patent should be looked at from a business perspective. This philosophy has proven valuable to all our clients whether they are a Fortune 500 company, or a small start-up and we are proud of the relationships and success that we have been able to share with all of them. We look forward to continuing and building on the success of our firm and our people.

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