Lovells has promoted 21 lawyers to the partnership in the annual promotions round – an increase from the 19 that were appointed in 2009’s round, but down from the 31 promotions in 2007. There were ten promotions
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Various IP attorneys involved in patent hoarding lawsuits are seeing how lucrative it can be to just get a patent and sue -- and so they're eagerly jumping into the game themselves. Reporter Joe Mullin dug up a bunch of
DLA Piper has been hit by the loss of an IT litigator less than a month after making five redundant in its technology, media and communications group. Partner Andrew Dodd has left the firm to join Field Fisher
Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its intellectual property (IP) capabilities with the hire of a patent litigation partner Steven Cherny from US rival Latham & Watkins.
Heller Ehrman has recruited IP partner Richard Penfold from DLA Piper to boost its year-old London office as speculation over an impending merger with Baker & McKenzie persists.
Italian publishing company Mediaset has hired local litigation firms Calleri Noviello & Morazzoni Sangalli and Studio Previti to represent it in a €500m lawsuit against Google and YouTube. Earlier this week
Birmingham-based law firm Wragge & Co LLP is to open an IP litigation office in Munich by September, though it will maintain its relationship with German best friend Graf von Westphalen, which also has a Munich presence.
Just six months after King & Spalding launched in the Silicon Valley, another Atlanta-based firm, Alston & Bird, is set to open its doors in the Bay Area. A group of IP lawyers leaving Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is
Baker & McKenzie has prevailed over a Scottish family in a fight over the narnia.mobi domain name, after a decision from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Media in Scotland have portrayed the case
eBay today won a landmark trademark case that had been filed against the company by Tiffany. The jewelery retailer had sued eBay in 2004, alleging that many of the items being advertised on eBay as Tiffany merchandise
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that it had hired the former head of Jones Day’s Los Angeles intellectual property group, Rob Dickerson as a partner. According to his former Jones Day profile, Dickerson
Morrison Foerster has hired a three-partner IP team from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal for its Palo Alto and Washington DC offices. Alexandria Hadjis and Kristen Yohannan join as partners in Washington while Rudy Kim
A couple from Edinburgh is being threatened with a law suit by Baker & McKenzie over their son’s 11th birthday present. Gillian Ferguson and Richard Saville-Smith bought the narnia.mobi email domain name in 2006, so
Though experienced energy lawyers with portable business are widely courted, triple-crowned intellectual property lawyers — those with undergrad and doctorate degrees in science, in addition to their law degrees —