Market Trends

Our insight on where the IP market is heading

Our market data indicates a gradual recovery in the demand for IP Professionals.  We are experiencing an increase in the number of IP positions with both companies and law firms.   The largest growth in patent positions are in the electrical and computer software arts. This statistic holds true for both the in-house and law firm positions as well as for patent prosecution and patent litigation positions.  We are also seeing an increase in the need for candidates who have expertise in licensing, M&A, and monetization/value extraction with our in-house clients.

We are also witnessing a slight increase in the number of life science positions, with indicators that the market should continue to improve throughout the remainder of the year.

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