In the past decade, intellectual property (IP) has experienced one of the greatest booms in the legal field—and don't expect a slow-down anytime soon. This area continues to offer plenty of opportunities for legal staff.
Intellectual property law cases are all the rage these days, but to what ends are they being filed? A large portion of the most recently filed lawsuits involve tech companies claiming the original patents to name-brand companies' products. The recent swell in these types of lawsuits has brought into question the entirety of the patent system in the United States, bringing two major cases to the Supreme Court.
During the dotcom boom, every attorney was trying to get into intellectual property. What's the market like now? We talk to recruiters and attorneys to find out how patent attorneys and IP litigators will fare on the job market.