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Our Vision & Values


We strive for a trusted relationship with our customers by providing education and a straightforward, “no surprises” approach to addressing their current and anticipated intellectual property needs.


We value the individual and diversity of opinion and views. We value the courage to speak up and value the discipline to respect a decision once it is made. Our vision is to create a culture and competencies to proactively advise customers with business based intellectual property decisions in a global context. This builds the foundation for long term customer relationships and referrals which will continue to keep the Firm economically sound so as to provide security of income, growth so that the Firm can survive the loss of any employee or customer-no matter what their role, and a future opportunity for the next generation.

Every successful business must do one thing better than its competitors in order to survive. I founded this firm on the principle that an attorney should provide recommendations within the legal landscape for how a customer can protect this competitive advantage rather than waste the customer’s time quoting the law. During my time as a consumer of legal services as both business leader and inventor for 20 years before becoming an attorney, my personal experience was that the attorneys who were best at this type of advice were accessible and part of the business team advising proactive actions, not part of the clean up team merely reacting to problems. This website explains how the flat-fee billing principle, on-site service, and training seminars make The Firm’s attorneys accessible and allow us to earn the opportunity to help you protect your competitive advantage. Our customer surveys document that the firm’s actions are consistent with achieving the principles upon which I founded the firm.  Customers find us accessible, knowledgeable and proactive. Mission Accomplished.

17 March 2020

Dear Customers, Vendors, and Friends of Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC,

I want to personally advise that our offices are fully operational and consistent with the most stringent recommendations of the World Health Organization, the United States Government, and the State of Ohio for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

I have personally followed this event’s progress as it ravaged my long-time friends in Northern Italy. My son lives in Paris and we get frequent updates from him.

Our colleagues around the world and our US customers with international operations have provided us with on the ground status reports.

Preparedness for unexpected situations is integral to the Firm’s culture. We had prepared for this remote work scenario long ago. As a result, the Firm’s employees seamlessly transitioned to working from home starting last week – before any government prompting.

Key individuals are isolated from each other. Key functions are isolated as well. We do not anticipate any change in our commitment to respond to your email or phone call within four hours or any reduction in our attorneys’ availability. Your access to the Firm’s employees remains the same.

In spite of that, we have modified the on-site visit practices in an effort to protect the health of our customers and employees, and to slow the spread of COVID-19. We see these as delays in, not cancellation of, on-site visits. Once travel resumes, we will meet with the customers whose on-site visits were postponed during this time. Until then:

As many of you know, Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law prides itself on its attorneys’ willingness to meet with customers at their place of business. We do not take the decision to limit customer visits lightly, but we feel it is a necessary step to take at this time.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any Firm employee for clarification on these temporary policies.

Ed Sisson, Founder and Principal Attorney