In brief: New PSA chair to fight for patent reform

Fighting London's corner as a centre of intellectual property law excellence is the priority of the newly-elected chair of the Patent Solicitors' Association. Taylor Joynson Garrett partner Richard Price will be working for reform of procedure in the Patents Court to help it compete with increasing competition from specialist courts in Germany, the Netherlands and France. Also elected to the committee of the PSA were Nicholas Macfarlane (Lovell White Durrant) as secretary, Ian Judge (Bristows Cooke & Carpamael), Trevor Cook (Bird & Bird) and Mark Hodgson (Simmons & Simmons).