Australian-based intellectual property services group, IPH Limited, announced it is acquiring Robic. It acquired Ridout & Maybee in September and Smart & Biggar in October 2022.

From the announcement:

IPH will undertake the transaction by acquiring a new Quebec limited partnership that will conduct the IP agency practice of ROBIC and will own an interest in a new Quebec limited liability partnership formed by former ROBIC partners that will acquire the legal practice of ROBIC, in compliance with Quebec regulation. Both the IP agency and law firm will continue to operate under the ROBIC brand.

According to my 2022 list of patent agents by volume, Smart & Biggar was #1, Robic #4 and Ridout #7.