Why Some IP Boutiques Fail

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Despite the recent death of Darby & Darby PC, it may be too soon to mourn the passing of the intellectual property boutique business model, but experts say these specialty firms have some inherent vulnerabilities.

The New York-based Darby & Darby announced Friday that it would dissolve, ending a history stretching back to 1895, and once again bringing the model of the IP boutique under fire.

In a statement, the firm underscored the viability of its business model, but the collapse of Darby & Darby is...
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