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Stuart Recher

is the Vice President of IP Services at Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters. He is responsible for professional services supporting clients across the Lifecycle of Innovation from discovery to protection and commercialization. Recher has held a number of senior management roles working with corporate IP departments and law firms around the world. Prior to working at Clarivate, he was vice president of IP outsourcing at CPA Global. Stuart has an MBA from Duke University.

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Patent Search and Drafting Becomes Next Frontier for Outsourcing IP Services

The primary factors driving the trend toward increased use of IP outsourcing are cost pressures, efficiency, and staffing. Among law firm respondents, 32 percent said that cost pressures were the primary challenge their IP departments are facing today, followed by 22 percent who cited the need to do more with less, and 15 percent who said they have had a hard time recruiting and onboarding qualified IP staff. Among corporate legal departments, the breakdown was similar, though the demand for increased efficiency in their operation was on par with cost pressure as the primary motivator.