Executive summary

  1. The 2021 Market Makers demonstrates that leading dealmakers got creative amid the pandemic, resulting in a banner year for value creation across both high tech and life sciences.
  2. Managing partners from world-class IP law and patent attorney firms report that the changes wrought by covid-19 will have a lasting impact on how they run their practices
  3. Making the public case for IP protection is an increasingly important role as debates intensify in both high tech and life sciences.
  4. Executives across the space report that diversity and inclusion efforts are at the top of their agendas, but more data is needed to understand the scope of the challenges.

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