While some large law firms are cutting back on their intellectual property practices, California-based Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear is in expansion mode. The IP-focused firm, which saw its gross revenue rise to $220 million in 2016, is preparing to move five lawyers to a new office in New York.
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While attorneys may be vigilant and detail-oriented by nature, they are still human. Accordingly, mistakes can happen in the course of an attorney-client representation, even when attorneys take steps to reduce their risk overall.