Intellectual Property News
Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.
Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal.
Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.
Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.
Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz.
Speechly Bircham’s head of intellectual property (IP) Alexander Carter-Silk has quit for Brown Rudnick, while its corporate recovery chief Christopher Harlowe has resigned for offshore firm Mourant Ozannes.
Intellectual Property Briefings
Linking and framing: an infringement of copyright? download subscription
For a number of years, lawyers have debated the issue of whether it is an infringement of copyright to link to or frame online content owned by a third party.
Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action not slowing down; patent strategies and loyalty discounts; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight, which discusses developments in the sector across the Asia-Pacific region.
Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download subscription
Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.
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
Intellectual Property Opinion
Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles
Common sense prevails in major patent case
Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report