The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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.
Consultation is launched on proposed update to Patents Act
Melanie Johnson MP, Minister for Competition, Consumers and Markets, today launched a consultation on proposed changes to the UK’s 25-year-old patent laws.
This is the first update of the UK patents system since the Patents Act was introduced in 1977.
The consultation will address how to make UK law more compatible with the European Patent Convention, making it easier for UK businesses to apply for a single European patent valid in up to 24 countries.