Demand for patent work increases due to new first-to-file system

Even as overall demand for legal work decreased, patent work demand stayed strong

It looks like IP is the place to be.

During the first quarter of 2013, demand for intellectual property patent work from law firms rose by 5.1 percent, while demand for almost all other major practice areas decreased, according to the Peer Monitor Index, which gathers data from about 145 of the top 250 law firms in the U.S.

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