16:00 - 17:30 // Thursday 5 October

IP service providers: blessing or curse?

Alternative legal service providers provide technical solutions for many of our day-to-day tasks as IP firms and propose new ways to serve clients. They sometimes offer “basic” services (such as annuity payments) and may also offer more elaborate services up to and including drafting applications and office action responses.

While some IP firms see these ALSPs as complementary to their practice, others may see these ALSPs as a threat to their traditional business.

Can these ALSPs open new directions where IP firms with competent teams and organisations can be very relevant and bring enhanced benefits to clients? However you perceive them, ALSPs are changing the IP game and this session will explore their interaction (good and bad) with IP firms and risks or opportunities they continue to create.


Lisa Moyles

Lisa J. Moyles (US)

FICPI // Practice Management Committee
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP


Phil Arvanitis

Phil Arvanitis (UK)

Director, Solution Consulting, Clarivate

Marc Levieils

Marc Levieils (FR)

FICPI // Practice Management Committee
Partner, Regimbeau