Report of the Economic Survey

A definitive exploration of the professional characteristics of intellectual property attorneys and patent agents. Conducted every other year, the survey examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates and typical charges for representative IP law services. The next Economic Survey will be released in August 2019

The Economic Survey is one of the premier and most sought-after publications of the Association. The Economic Survey’s results are often cited in judicial opinions, analyzed by research firms, and used by law firms alike.

All AIPLA members receive a free online copy of the Report at the time of publication and can have a print copy shipped for a nominal fee. 

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