BigLaw Chases IP Boutiques In Search For Dollars

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 10:08 PM EST) -- With Friday's news that BakerHostetler is set to absorb intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn LLP, experts said other IP shops will also continue to be hunted, as firms see scooping up high-stakes IP litigation specialists as a way to quickly add to their bottom line.

Wooing an IP-focused firm with revenue-generating litigation work is difficult, experts said, but that isn't discouraging BigLaw managers facing stagnant demand to look for growth through the thriving area.

“If you’re a boutique with high-stakes IP litigations, you’ve got a lot...
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