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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

Indonesia

Bird & Bird joins Indonesia race with double allies

25-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.

Munich

Olswang bulks up Munich patent team with former Eversheds partner

29-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz.

Speechly

Speechly loses IP and corporate recovery heads as merger vote nears

22-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris, Lucy Burton

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. 

New York

Brown Rudnick pulls half of first-year associate offers as London set to expand

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.

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. 

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Khaitan & Co advises Meiji Seika Pharma on acquisition of Medreich India and subsidiaries

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Khaitan & Co has advised Meiji Seika Pharma Co in relation to its acquisition of Medreich India and its subsidiaries.

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Dentons 25-Jul-2014

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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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12-Mar-2012

New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents

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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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Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees

26-Feb-2014

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

7-Jan-2014

Common sense prevails in major patent case

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Sink the internet pirates

25-Nov-2013

Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report 

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