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IP Boutiques: Surviving and Thriving

Law360 (October 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite the trend of general practice firms expanding their IP work by acquiring specialty firms of all sizes, many IP boutiques nationwide continue to not only survive, but thrive.

While patent litigation may be on the rise in general practice firms (as noted in the recent IPLaw360 survey) the core of IP work, including patent preparation and prosecution, transactions, opinions, portfolio creation, interferences, appellate work, as well as litigation, continues to fuel the success of IP firms.

Because many of these firms have distinct expertise and offer a high-level of service at competitive rates, they are sought after by independent inventors,...

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