IP Work For Outside Firms Will Grow In 2013, GCs Say

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Despite only modest growth in overall spending on outside counsel, corporate legal teams will continue to increase their budgets for intellectual property help in 2013 as more companies come to see IP as an essential asset, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.

Corporate spending on outside IP counseling help will rise 2.4 percent in the coming year, with an even larger 3.1 percent bounce in spending on IP litigation matters, said the Premium Practices Forecast 2013 report from The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Mass.)....
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