"the rest of the economy may be feeling nervous about a slump, but one of the winners of a downturn will be sharp-eyed intellectual property lawyers"
(Crain's Manchester Business, Credit crunch encourages more IP claims Crain's 8 Sep 2008).
"IP, or at least contentious IP, is pretty recession-proof," he adds. "Unless you're really strapped for cash, you're going to fight something like a patent infringement. A lot of these cases are bet-the-company disputes."
(see Ben Moshinsky IP and TMT associates left behind in a promotion round to forget, 21 April 2008)