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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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