Intellectual Property News
Bird & Bird has hired two franchising partners from Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) following the recruitment of high-profile IP and IT head Mark Abell.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) is gearing up to unveil its first-ever general counsel, whose appointment is expected to be announced in the coming week.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is set to amalgamate its IP and IT practice into its corporate and disputes groups.
The High Court has today (28 February 2013) handed down judgment in a major copyright case that has been described as “a wake-up call for illegal websites”
Technology boutique Kemp Little has hired K&L Gates IP partner Rebecca Halford-Harrison.
Intellectual Property Analysis
A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents
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
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.
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