Magnum IP: why private investigators matter


WIPR examines the truth - and the myths - about IP investigators.

Corporate counsels and law firms are often faced with a challenge: how to gather the evidence and knowledge to win their case without tipping off a suspected infringer.

When the time comes for straightforward information-gathering to turn to sleuthing, IP professionals may call upon the trilby-wearing IP investigator, who waits patiently in the wings with a mackintosh slung over one arm.

For trilby and mackintosh read cleanly pressed suit. The truer picture is not all dark alleys, femme fatales and bad drinking habits—IP investigators are seasoned professionals of the corporate world, in some cases with decades of experience of dealing with IP infringement.

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