Clients To IP Lawyers: Get Biz Savvy Or Get Packin'

Law360, New York (April 20, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT) -- When Jackie Hutter made the leap from being a shareholder at an intellectual property boutique to senior patent counsel at paper and packing firm Georgia-Pacific LLC, she was surprised to discover that patents matter little to how business is done every day.

“For IP litigators in a boutique, that’s why they go to work every day, but when you’re inside working at a corporation that sells products and technology, business people don’t care what IP lawyers do,” said Hutter, who is now a chief IP strategist...
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