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IP M&A: “Too early to close the coffin on IP boutiques”

Ellie Mertens, New York

Despite the decades-long trend of US general practice firms acquiring intellectual property boutiques, strong boutiques are expected to survive

In August this year, Fitzpatrick became the latest IP boutique to be absorbed by a general practice firm (GP) – Venable. Whenever large mergers like this happen, some panic it is the end of the world for boutiques.

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