ITC Workload Down at Fish

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I reported yesterday on layoffs at Fish and Richardson and at a number of IP firms.     I also noted a few weeks ago that it is unclear whether patent infringement litigation is up or down.

As it turns out, one of my sources has reported to me that the Fish layoffs are connected to the work that the firm does before the International Trade Commission.  In other words, the decline in billable work at Fish does not necessarily signal a decline in infringement litigation more generally.  ITC litigation is high value fast paced work that can easily occupy a small army of associates.   While my source did not suggest why this litigation may be down, declining imports on the heels of a major U.S. recession are a likely culprit.

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