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.

Stockholm sweden

Bird & Bird team quit Stockholm office to launch boutique

18-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A quartet of partners from Bird & Bird in Sweden have left the firm along with six other lawyers to launch a boutique focused on emerging companies.


Asia moves: 17 March

17-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

 All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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EU Parmliament

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

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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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BDK earns tier-one rankings in 2014 edition of Legal 500 directory

BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law 17-Apr-2014

BDK has been ranked as a tier-one firm in corporate, M&A and privatisation, competition and real estate in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500.

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