IP Professionals: Law Society Initiative
I have just seen an interesting post about Professional Bodies by Barbara Cookson on the IP Solo Practitioners' blog which deserves as much publicity as it can get. The legal services industry is in for major changes once Part V of the Legal Services Act 2007 comes into force.
Although most of my colleagues have yet to see it, specialist IP counsel have far more in common with excellent one person or small firms of patent agents like Filemot or indeed law firms like Pemberton Reid and James Love Legal or indeed Toni Tease in America than we do with the factory sets in Manchester or Liverpool or indeed they do with the mega law firms and rapidly expanding patent agents firms. That's why I set up IP Yorkshire which Barbara understood and kindly blogged in An Alternative Business Model based on Quality.