Survey Shows Surge In Demand For IP Lawyers

Law360, New York (April 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Demand for lawyers specializing in patent law and intellectual property litigation has jumped over the past year, while demand in other IP areas sagged, according to a survey of attorney placement requests among top law firms.

The survey, conducted by Los Angeles-based attorney placement firm BCG Attorney Search, showed that between March 2005 and March 2006, demand for patent attorneys in the United States jumped more than 43% at both general practice firms and their boutique rivals.

During the same period, demand for lawyers specializing in...
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