Tech, Retail Prep For Uptick In IP Claims: Survey

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT) -- While U.S. companies faced fewer lawsuits this year than in 2010, more than a third of businesses in the tech and retail industries are bracing for a spike in patent litigation by increasing their intellectual property budgets for 2011, according to a Fulbright & Jaworski LLP survey released Tuesday.

About 16 percent of U.S. respondents in the firm's 2011 Litigation Trends Survey say they are increasing their intellectual property budgets. Leading the spending surge are the retail and tech industries which reported increasing intellectual property budgets...
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