In-House IP Lawyers To Push For More Alternative Fees

Law360 (Link to Full Article, Sub. Req.) With in-house attorneys becoming more adept at managing intellectual property litigation, corporate counsel are increasingly pushing for alternative fee arrangements in an effort to reduce costs, a new study shows.

The BTI Intellectual Property Outlook report from The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Mass.) has found that corporate clients use AFAs for 37 percent of their spending on intellectual property matters, as opposed to 22 percent for other practice areas.