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US firm adds partner to Minnesota office

03-02-2023Movers & ShakersMuireann Bolger

New addition joins from Fish & Richardson where he was a principal for five years.

EPO consults on exam guidelines with key UPC update

EU03-02-2023Muireann Bolger

Proposals promise clarity for patent attorneys wishing to act before the UPC and national courts | Addition to section relating to a summons to an oral proceeding | Finnegan.

Former USPTO directors challenge Vidal’s patent outreach

02-02-2023Sarah Speight

Bipartisan coalition expresses concerns over direction of Kathi Vidal’s request for comments on patent initiatives | The “pro-innovation” stakeholders argue the US patent system doesn’t need to be fixed and doing so would “impact all industries and the economy”.

New reports reveal biggest fake goods markets

EU01-02-2023Liz Hockley

Major US and EU reports detail damage to workers in creative industries and SMEs | WeChat named alongside newer platforms that host counterfeits.

Leading US firm names new global head of litigation

01-02-2023Movers & ShakersStaff Writer

First-chair trial IP lawyer takes hot seat at top litigation firm | 200-strong litigation group is based in 14 offices | Chris Dillon steps up to managing group leader role to identify new talent.

M&S toasts gin-infused victory against Aldi

UK01-02-2023Muireann Bolger

UK retailer targets Aldi again following the high-profile ‘Colin’ cake dispute | German discounter’s arguments over key branding differences fails to convince UK court.

Nike sues Canadian rival over patented ‘Flyknit’ tech

31-01-2023Muireann Bolger

German sportswear brand previously sued Adidas over same tech that made its debut during 2012 Olympics | Feud involves the method of knitting a textile to an item of footwear.

UPC sunrise test period for IT system announced

EU31-01-2023Sarah Speight

Unified Patent Court announces dates for sunrise practice period in February | First registrar and deputy registrar named and judges’ training gets underway.

Nearly two-thirds of lawyers experience burnout: study

International30-01-2023Muireann Bolger

More than three in ten lawyers said they didn’t feel supported by their law firm | Work caseload and work-life balance have emerged as key concerns.

Accent bias remains a problem in law

UK30-01-2023Muireann Bolger

Barriers remain for lawyers without ‘received pronunciation’ or southern accents | Survey finds that many are told to soften accents to “fit in”.

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