Anonymous User wrote:Desert Fox wrote:Your firm is dumb as hell for not getting an IPR/CBM practice up and running. The margins are lower than normal work. But clients expect you to do one if the case is suitable.
What do you guys do? Just suggest not doing one or refer the client to someone else?
Every case I'm does an IPR now. It's part of the district court process now.
Are you at a V20? Those firms are slowly just getting out of the game. Or that's what a pumo in the other IP thread says, I don't work at one.
FWIW, my V20 is starting up an IPR/CBM practice, having all of its eligible patent litigators get reg numbers, etc.
Edit: and I'm just sitting here with my social science degree, trying to jump ship.
I didn't realize that biglaw patent practices were not already ramped up on PTAB litigation. The situation is definitely bad luck for litigators without tech degrees who got pulled in during the patent lit boom, but poli sci majors making millions in patent lit was probably never sustainable.