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The London office of Arnold & Porter has snatched Denton Wilde Sapte intellectual property partner Clive Thorne as part of the firm’s effort to beef up its London practice. Thorn, a well-known IP litigator, is set to join Arnold & Porter as a partner on 1 September. He has extensive experience in the UK and […]

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