Jenner & Block has elected Terrence Truax as its new managing partner. Traux has been with the firm for 26 years, and co-chairs the Patent Litigation andChicago-based law firm
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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has hired patent attorney S. Craig Hemenway to its intellectual property group, continuing recent movesDenver-based law firm
Cravath, Swaine & Moore has scored a coup for its intellectual property group with the hire of the former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos. The
Legal process outsourcing continues to grow at an exponential rate, as many firms seek to cut costs by using cheap labour options for routine legal work like e-discovery, document review, patent drafting and patent
In a tough job market, lawyers might be wise to pick up Korean or Chinese language skills. Law firms are looking for lawyers with fluency in multiple languages because they are able to navigate global business deals
Patent transactions of increasing value are attracting the attention of antitrust regulators, necessitating the use of antitrust experts in a field that previously had little need of them. When Microsoft Corp sold
India has lost a lot of patents because of its unorganized and lengthy process of filing, bribing and finally receiving a patent. With the amount of competition from emerging markets like China, India is losing out on
Swiss pharma firm, Hoffman-La Roche represented by IP lawyers Anand and Anand, have been dealt a major blow with the Chennai Patent Office deciding against its patent relating to anti-viral drug Valcyte. In the
Eversheds. Hammonds will enter into a three-year referral relationship with theHammonds will close its Munich office following last year's departure of a five-lawyer team to
The founders of Skype are suing eBay for copyright infringement, a move that could block eBay's deal to sell a majority stake in Skype to a group of private investors for $1.9 billion. Joltid Ltd., a company owned by
Virginia-based patent holding SPH America has sued Foley & Lardner for allegedly revealing confidential information and for undermining the company's settlement negotiations during a separate lawsuit. Foley & Lardner
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled in favor of pharmaceutical company Merck in a patent infringement suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals. Teva was seeking FDA approval to sell a generic
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has hired Jeffrey Randall, a star patent litigator from the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, who is known for his representation of eBay Inc.
Law firms are still looking for attorneys in certain specialist areas, such as bankruptcy and foreclosures, litigation, corporate securities and patent prosecution.
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