Boutiques Unfazed By Drop In Patent Litigation

Law360, New York (February 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Heads of IP boutiques are unfazed by a drop in their share of patent litigation in 2005 and instead predict that a backlash against general practice firms will drive growth in boutiques as clients seek a return to specialization.

Our survey of court dockets found that the share of litigation conducted by boutiques dropped to 14.8% last year from 18.0% in 2004. But the same research also showed that two of the top ten overall firms for patent litigation, Fish & Richardson and Townsend & Townsend...
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