12 Firms Are The Full IP Package, In-House Counsel Say

Law360 (Link to Full Article, Sub. Req.) There are plenty of intellectual property law firms out there, but there are only 12 that offer top one-stop-shopping in prosecution, litigation and licensing work that general counsel are increasingly seeking out to handle their IP work, a new survey of in-house attorneys says.

According to corporate counsel surveyed in the new Intellectual Property Outlook report prepared by BTI Consulting Group Inc., the 12 firms that can handle any type of IP work that clients threw at them are Baker Botts LLP, Ballard Spahr LLP, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Fay Sharpe LLP, Fish & Richardson PC, Jones Day, Merchant & Gould PC, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and WilmerHale.

Not all firms can do it, and BTI President Michael Rynowecer said offering clients everything they need under one roof can be a huge leg up for those that can.