With unprecedented technological advances driving patenting and patent budget pressures, together, they combine to cause one of the greatest fundamental shifts in patent practice in our lifetimes. In the last 25 years, we have experienced a technological boom. This increase in knowledge and products has coincided with a dramatic rise in global patent filings. Everyone, from C-level executives to IP managers, are now feeling the pressure of staying under budget, no longer enjoying the luxury of an unlimited budget.