Intellectual Property News
US firm Alston & Bird has launched an office in Beijing, its first location in Asia and second overseas.
Osaka-based Japanese firm Shusaku Yamamoto has formed a first of its kind business alliance with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to support Japan’s innovative technology start-ups.
Singapore firm Joyce A Tan & Partners has hired Bird & Bird’s Asia-Pacific privacy and data protection head Sheena Jacob as a partner and joint head of its IP practice.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo is scaling back its UK presence by no longer conducting European patent prosecution from its London office.
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.
Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.
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.
Intellectual Property Briefings
Shortly after appearing in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2010 Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) IP partner Lewis Cohen moved across to Mishcon de Reya to grow its commercial contract practice.
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The most significant IP/competition law crossover case since our last edition of IP Matters is the EU Court of Justice decision in Huawei v ZTE.
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The signatory states to the UPC Agreement have agreed a Protocol which paves the way, in terms of practical steps, to getting the Unified Patent Court up and ready to run.
Intellectual Property Analysis
This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the intellectual property arena. Read on for details on the new IP Act 2014, whether Pharrell Williams has been misjudged and dealing with the rush of applications to trademark ‘Je suis Charlie’
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