Full-Service Firms Draining Boutiques To Grow IP Ranks

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 6:22 PM EST) -- A Law360 survey shows that full-service law firms are expanding their intellectual property partnerships twice as much as IP boutiques, and experts say this development may stem from larger firms increasingly drawing talent away from boutiques as well as combining with them.

While firms handling an array of practice areas boosted their IP partner ranks by 3.04 percent on average from July 2014 to August 2015, IP-only shops grew their partnerships by 1.49 percent on average over the same time period, according to data from law...
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