Of the many, many uncertainties surrounding the long-term impact of the coronavirus on human civilization, primary among them is its toll on the global economy. The prognosis is, sadly and predictably, not good. Alistair Darling, the former UK chancellor who steered the country through the 2008 financial crisis, predicts that Covid-19 has ushered in an economic crisis “far, far worse” than that caused by the credit crunch. Global unemployment has soared, with more than 40 million Americans claiming unemployment allowances in the last ten weeks alone, this figure being the highest since the Great . However, with every crisis, it is said, comes opportunity, and in any emergency resides the potential for innovation. At Metis, we have been encouraged, but not at all surprised, to see that intellectual property (“IP”) has proved a catalyzing force for commercial innovation, powering companies in their drive to flourish during these troubling and uncertain times. Even as companies enjoy IP-powered growth, however, it is essential that they expand and utilise their IP responsibly, adopting robust risk-management strategies to ensure their growth remains sustainable. In this article, we look at two ongoing cases of IP boom, consider what risks are associated with their growth, and finally examine what strategies they and companies experiencing similar growth can adopt to manage their IP.