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Methodology

BTI taps into vast research and experience to conduct our annual study of the IP and IP Litigation Market. BTI combines a powerful, comprehensive analysis of client spending, goals, priorities and needs with unbiased, direct feedback from clients on more than 200 individual law firms.

We interviewed over 175 General Counsel and IP decision makers at top-spending organizations to isolate the best opportunities and law firms—by name—in intellectual property and intellectual property litigation. These one-on-one interviews were conducted by BTI’s team of highly trained executive interviewers between December 3, 2013 and June 10, 2014.

Comprehensive, Multi-Tiered Analysis

Our expansive analysis of current and future trends in IP and IP Litigation draws on:

  • Over 4,200 interviews with corporate counsel
  • Over 14 years of in-depth analysis of the legal industry
  • 25+ years of experience analyzing best practices, market opportunities, and client relationships with professional service firms
  • More than 175 brand new, targeted interviews with:
    • Fortune 1000 General Counsel
    • In-house IP counsel

The World's Best Clients

BTI’s outreach includes the world’s top-spending and most coveted clients, ranging from up-and-coming, middle-market biotechs to Fortune 50 manufacturing behemoths. The high quality of our interview pool is unmatched, and includes:

  • Over $1.5 billion in aggregate spending on IP and IP litigation services
  • Annual revenue from $7.4 million to more than $300 billion
    • Average: $12.5 billion
    • Median: $5.6 billion

Organizations represent over 20 industries, including:

Banking
Chemicals
Construction
Consumer Goods
Energy
Financial Services

High Tech
Insurance
Investment Banks
Life Sciences
Manufacturing
Pharmaceuticals

Professional Services
Retail Trade
Telecommunications
Transportation
Utilities
Wholesale Trade

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