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Patent by numbers

7-Jan-2013 | By Sam Chadderton

A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies

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12-Mar-2012

New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents

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Faulty powers

2 January 2012

Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say

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Profession blows hot and cold over plan for digital copyright exchange

22-May-2011 | By Joshua Freedman

Proposals to introduce a digital copyright exchange may be wishful thinking and could create a two-tier ­system of IP protection, according to sector experts.

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Unified vision

3 January 2011

The fate of the recent Johnson & Johnson contact lens action shows why the pace of movement towards a centralised EU patent system is quickening, says Douglas Campbell

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Intellectual Property Briefings

Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action not slowing down; patent strategies and loyalty discounts; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight, which discusses developments in the sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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Freshfields spins off Barcelona office into IP boutique

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal.

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Intellectual Property Opinion

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Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees

26-Feb-2014

Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles

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New Year cheer for European patent owners everywhere

7-Jan-2014

Common sense prevails in major patent case

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Sink the internet pirates

25-Nov-2013

Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report 

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