IP Not Top Priority For Corporate Counsel

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 10:45 PM EDT) -- Corporate counsel expect to see a swell of litigation in the upcoming year, but they are less worried about intellectual property than about some other types of lawsuits, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.

The survey, which looked at responses from 408 in-house lawyers, found that 17 percent of companies were a plaintiff in at least one patent infringement proceeding over the past year, down from 21 percent in 2008.

Likewise, 26 percent of companies were a defendant in at least one...
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