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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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Interpreting patent claims and the meaning of ‘dry fryer’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.

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Field Fisher Waterhouse

FFW announces reduced promo round as two partners exit

11-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Field Fisher Waterhouse has witnessed the departure of two further partners from its IP practice.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell expands IP volume offering through Unilever counsel hire

10-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its new IP practice with the hire of IP lawyer Katrina Burchell and is planning on doubling in size over the next year by taking a personal injury volume approach to the IP market. 


IP firm Mathys & Squire becomes first firm to move into Shard

21-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

IP firm Mathys & Squire is the first legal tenant of the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe.

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Intellectual Property Opinion

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

claire bennett

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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