London

Mintz Levin cuts back on European patent prosecution after string of departures

10-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo is scaling back its UK presence by no longer conducting European patent prosecution from its London office. 

Munich

Fish & Richardson hooks Olswang Munich IP team

6-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

US IP and litigation specialist Fish & Richardson has hired a team of five from Olswang’s Munich office including Herbert Kunz, head of the UK firm’s IP patent prosecution team.

Beijing

Kirkland Beijing co-founding partner moves to Orrick

6-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Scott Jolliffe

Gowlings' Jolliffe: "It's important that we maintain good relationships with US firms"

17-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.

Munich

Pinsents picks up Clifford Chance Munich IP head

17-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Clifford Chance’s Munich IP head Marc Holtorf in continued growth for the firm’s German practice.

David Kerr, Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's Kerr on growth, change and how the firm has "learned its lesson" in Germany

12-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.

Luxembourg

Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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