No such thing as a typical case


What is a typical day in the life of a corporate investigator specialising in IP? There’s no such thing, says Graham Robinson.

WIPR: Why do clients typically hire IP investigators?

Clients usually come to us to obtain information they are unable to obtain themselves. Sometimes that information may be used simply as intelligence to help clients make informed business decisions. On other occasions, the information may be used in legal proceedings as evidence to assist a client’s case. Clients also employ us as an intermediary to preserve their anonymity, particularly when they wish to negotiate the purchase of an IP asset or file trademark applications or oppositions.

WIPR: Is the decision to engage an investigator usually a proactive or reactive step?

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