Boutiques Will Survive and Thrive, IP Firms Insist

Law360, New York (December 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- When David Weild cleans out his desk at Pennie & Edmonds at the end of December, it will no doubt be a poignant moment for the veteran intellectual property attorney.

Weild’s ties to the intellectual property boutique, which is expected to shutter on Dec. 31 after 120 years, goes back even longer than his own life. His father, also an attorney, was hired by founder John Pennie and worked for the firm for 50 years.

Weild, who joined Pennie & Edmonds 44 years ago, won’t reach...
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