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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Officials working for the European Commission are developing a proposal for a patent insurance scheme covering the EU, which would be designed to protect smaller patentholders lacking the resources and expertise to mount a legal challenge in cases of infringement abroad.
The idea was developed by the Danish government, which holds the EU presidency, and discussed by patent lawyers at a conference in Denmark this week. They agreed that action was needed, although no specific scheme was endorsed.