Intellectual Property

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Osborne Clarke fends off Stephenson Harwood in IP partner hire

Osborne Clarke is hiring a Bird & Bird partner, just months after Stephenson Harwood said it was hiring IP specialist Tim Harris. In September, Stephenson Harwood released a statement on the hire of Harris, in which IP partner Alexandra Pygall said: “Adding a lawyer of Tim’s calibre, with heavyweight patent litigation experience, strengthens our existing […]


Kirkland files multimillion-pound IP dispute against Ocado

Kirkland & Ellis has filed a claim on behalf of AutoStore against online grocery giant Ocado, alleging that it unlawfully sold its technology. AutoStore is suing Ocado in parallel claims in the UK and US over the alleged breach, filing papers at the High Court in London and the International Trade Commission in the US. […]

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BCLP loses US data privacy trio to Greenberg

The chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)’s global data privacy and security practice has joined Greenberg Traurig in the US, alongside a partner and an associate in his team. The duo includes Colorado-based partner David Zetoony, who will join Greenberg’s Denver office and Chicago-based partner Jena Valdetero, who will keep practising in the same […]

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Clydes makes double hire in cyber and IP

Pinsent Masons’ cyber head has left the firm, joining Clyde & Co alongside an associate from his team. Ian Birdsey joins Clydes in London after eight years at Pinsent Masons and was made partner in 2016. Seaton Gordon, who is an associate in Birdsey’s team, is also joining Clydes. Birdsey advises corporate, SME and insurer […]

Cooley’s IP practice hit with another loss

Another IP partner has left Cooley in the wake of a nine-lawyer exodus at the end of June. IP partner Charlie Winckworth, who joined Cooley at the start of last year from Hogan Lovells, has left the firm. He leaves one week after Cooley lost fellow IP partner Nick Bolter, four associates, a paralegal, and three […]

Morgan Lewis raids Cooley with nine-strong team hire

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired a team of nine from Cooley’s London office, in a move intended to boost its IP capabilities. The US firm has taken on a group led by IP partner Nick Bolter, who has been with Cooley since its London launch. He joins alongside four associates, a paralegal, and three […]