Jones Day

International Top 30 position: 14
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 12

Europe moves a step closer to a unified patent system

Political agreement was reached at the June 2012 European Council meeting on what had been termed as the last remaining issue on Europe’s new patent system — the location of the Central Division for the Unified Patent Court. The new patent system (which is to provide a unitary patent as well as a unified patent court) is undoubtedly now closer to becoming a reality than ever before in its history since the 1975 draft of a Community Patent. Still, much of the detail of how the new system will operate remains to be decided, and several hurdles remain to be overcome.

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Briefings from Jones Day

  • Jones Day Graduate Recruitment Brochure 2014–15

    Jones Day operates a different training system to most City firms. Understanding how it works and why the firm doesn’t just follow the crowd is key to understanding whether it’s a system that’s for you.

  • US DoJ and SEC guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    For the past 10 months, the US Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission have advised the public that they are in the process of drafting guidance for companies regarding the requirements of, and prohibitions within, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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21 Tudor Street
London
EC4Y 0DJ
UK

Firmwide turnover: $1.5bn
Global lawyers 2013: 2,400
Offices: 40
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 8
No. of qualified lawyers: 224 (International 50)

Jobs

  • Vacation Schemes/Training Contracts

    London (Central), London (Greater) | £42,000; rising to £47,000 (10 months); £51,000 (22 months); £75,000 (on qualification at 24 months)