We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Boutique Market Share Continues To Slide: Survey

Law360 (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Intellectual property boutiques are fighting a losing battle to preserve their turf, with large general-practice firms gaining an increasingly stronger foothold in markets once controlled by specialty firms.

In the past year, the trend has accelerated to a degree that is likely to cause alarm among many boutiques, our survey of U.S. federal court dockets shows.

While patent litigation dropped 2% in the last year, boutiques saw their caseload growth slump by as much as 30%, compared with the corresponding period a year earlier, according to...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.