WHO WE ARE:
Bell & Manning, LLC is a law firm focused exclusively on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on U.S. and international patents. Bell & Manning, LLC is certified as a women's business enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. Bell & Manning, LLC is also a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and universities today. We can add diversity to your supply chain.
Our firm philosophy is simple. We leverage the training we received at Foley & Lardner LLP, an international law firm recognized as a leader in intellectual property law, with our own strong technical credentials to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services at small law firm rates.
Our attorneys work with a variety of clients, including individual inventors, small businesses, major research universities, large, multi-national corporations, and government entities. We provide personalized attention to our clients as we help them develop a coherent and effective intellectual property position unique to their market. As a result, we are well-suited to provide intellectual property services to all types of clients in those technical areas in which we specialize - chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, electrical and mechanical engineering, and software.
We were recently named a "Go-To Law Firm" by our client, Illinois Tool Works. For additional information, see the upcoming 2013 Edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies, published by Corporate Counsel magazine.
WHAT WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS:
Experience and Expertise. Our attorneys have extensive technical and legal experience. Not only do our attorneys hold advanced scientific degrees, but they also have real-world experience working in academia and industry. In addition, prior to forming Bell & Manning, LLC, our attorneys spent a number of years working for large national and regional law firms, where they benefitted from sound legal training, while gathering valuable insights about how intellectual property legal services could be delivered effectively and efficiently in a small law firm environment.
Dedication and Focus. Bell & Manning, LLC is dedicated to building long term, collaborative relationships with our clients. As a result, we take the time to gain an understanding of the client's underlying technologies and business goals, allowing us to provide strategic guidance related to a broad range of topics, from invention protection to product development. In addition, because of our small size and our specialized focus on intellectual property, we are able to provide personalized attention to our clients as we help them develop a coherent and effective intellectual property position.
High Quality, Cost Effective Legal Services. Our firm is committed to providing high quality, personalized services at reasonable rates. Our attorneys function as an efficient and responsive team, giving clients the benefit of our diverse range of technical and legal backgrounds. Our low overhead and small staff size makes it feasible to reduce costs without compromising quality. We also have the flexibility to provide alternative billing arrangements to help our clients meet critical budget goals.