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

Chris Johnstone

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


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.


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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You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 12) download subscription

Dentons 30-Jul-2014

The producers, distributors and broadcasters of Southland are being sued by the family of a deceased individual whose autopsy photo is used in the opening credits.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.


Bird & Bird joins Indonesia race with double allies

25-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.


Olswang bulks up Munich patent team with former Eversheds partner

29-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz.

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Huw Evans

Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees


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


Common sense prevails in major patent case


Sink the internet pirates


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

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