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How Some IP Boutiques Are Thriving Amid Patent Law Shifts

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 7:09 PM EDT) -- While some intellectual property boutiques saw their headcounts drop last year amid a changing patent landscape with less litigation, others have bucked the trend and added attorneys. Here's how leaders of those firms say they've been able to thrive in the current patent environment.

The rise of America Invents Act reviews as a way to challenge patents and a concurrent decline in infringement litigation — with fewer patent cases filed in the U.S. in 2018 than in any year since 2011 — appear to have taken a toll on some IP boutiques last year.

According to the latest Law360 400, which ranks the...

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