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Largest IP Law Firms

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Goodwin_Procter_logoRanked by # of Prominent New England IP Lawyers

1. Goodwin Proctor, 89

2. Fish & Richardson PC, 70

3. WilmerHale, 66

4. Wolf Greenfield, 60

5. Foley Hoag LLP, 51

6. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, 50

7. Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 50

8. Ropes & Gray LLC, 45

9. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, 39

10. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Golvsky & Popeo PC, 39

The number of prominent IP lawyers in New England has plummeted due to the recession.  Earlier, law firms assumed IP holders would want patents and would pay for them no matter how rough things got.  Due to the lack of financing for startups, this is no longer the case.  Students studying IP law who currently have PhD’s have the easiest time finding work.  Summer associate offers have plummeted.

~IS

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