Intellectual Property

Holborn Viaduct

CMS’s former IP head sets up boutique after forced exit

The former head of IP at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS), who was asked to leave the firm last year, has launched a specialist advisory boutique. Joel Barry, who was a legacy Olswang partner and joined CMS after its three-way merger with Nabarro in 2017, exited CMS last April. The firm said at the time: […]

Clifford Chance wins role on Apple’s licensing agreement with UK chip maker

A partner duo from Clifford Chance has taken legal duties for UK chip designer Imagination Technologies as part of a license contract with Apple that will revive a relationship that ended a few years ago. The multi-year license agreement marks a new collaboration between Apple and Imagination Technologies, which in the past provided graphic chips […]

Taylor Wessing replenishes Cambridge office after Goodwin raid

Taylor Wessing has reacted to the loss of a life sciences and technology partner duo taken away by Goodwin Procter from its Cambridge office with a new hire from Eversheds Sutherland. The firm has brought intellectual property partner Adrian Toutoungi, who will join the firm’s Cambridge office. The office had been deprived of partners ever […]

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons strengthens life sciences team with lateral hire from Fieldfisher

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its life sciences and technology team in London by appointing Nicole Jadeja from Fieldfisher. This is the second departure from Fieldfisher’s life sciences team this month, following on from Rebecca Baines’ decision to go in-house at medical technologies company Stryker. The pair joined Fieldfisher from the boutique firm Rouse in February […]

Eiffel Tower

Reed Smith reboots its Paris IP offering with Dentons trio

Reed Smith is beefing up its Paris office with a new team hire, bringing in a three-lawyer group from Dentons. Dentons partner intellectual property partner Marianne Schaffner is joining Reed Smith’s IP, technology and data practice in Paris along with two associates. She spent over a year at Dentons, where she headed the intellectual property […]

pills drugs pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals pharma medicine

Sidley Austin client fails to throw out pharmaceuticals case

Peters & Peters will continue with its preparation for the Servier dispute after the Court of Appeal dismissed the pharmaceutical company’s appeal against a judge’s decision that was handed down last year. The case, which is featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2019, is due to be heard in October, but this was Servier’s […]

exit

Cooley’s City office attracts second Hogan Lovells partner in two years

Nearly two years after bringing in Hogan Lovells’ product liability head Rod Freeman, Cooley has hired another partner from the firm to boost its IP department. The West Coast US firm has recruited partner Charlie Winckworth, making him the firm’s first City lateral hire in nearly a year. Winckworth has spent his 14-year-long career at Hogan Lovells, […]

Gowling WLG and ESB Lawyers to merge in January, 2019

International law firm Gowling WLG and Hamilton-based law firm ESB Lawyers announced today that they are joining forces, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Pairing ESB’s market-leading local expertise with Gowling WLG’s robust global platform, the newly merged practice promises to set a new benchmark for advisory services in the Hamilton region and redefine the role a […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers succeeds in judicial review

James Berry appeared in judicial review challenge to the decision of a police misconduct panel not to dismiss a police officer who the panel found had attempted to kiss a vulnerable member of the public while he was on duty. James argued that the panel had acted unlawfully by failing to follow the correct approach to determining disciplinary action […]

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

View our subscription options

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here