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Thousands accused of Hurt Locker piracy


The makers of Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker have demanded that the identities of more than 2,500 individuals who allegedly downloaded the film illegally should be released.

AOL, Microsoft and Facebook trade patents


As technology companies continue battling to bolster their IP rights, Microsoft paid AOL around $1 billion for 925 patents in April 2012.

Never say NATCO to Bayer


Generic pharmaceutical company NATCO has been granted a compulsory licence to pharmaceutical giant Bayer’s patent for kidney cancer drug Nexavar in India.

Pinterest is "morally, ethically and professionally wrong"


A US lawyer has sparked a legal debate over ‘virtual pinboard’ site Pinterest, claiming it not only violates federal copyright laws, but makes users solely responsible for any infringements.

Hobbit stars save pub from copyright lawsuit


Actors Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen have offered to pay a yearly licence fee to save a Lord of the Rings-themed pub accused of copyright infringement.

Baker & McKenzie launches Collecting Societies Handbook


International law firm Baker & McKenzie has launched its Collecting Societies Handbook 2012, a two-volume reference guide to collective licensing of audio and audio-visual rights around the world.

WIPO data reveal cybersquatting rise and record patent filings


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced a record number of cybersquatting cases for 2011 and a 10.7 percent rise in the number of patent applications.

GSK announces £500m UK investment after patent box confirmed


Pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to invest more than £500 million in UK manufacturing following the chancellor’s announcement of tax relief for UK and European patent profits.

New partner for Salans' Frankfurt office

Germany01-04-2012Movers & Shakers

International law firm Salans LLP has appointed Peter Homberg as a partner to its German intellectual property, technology and communications practice group. He is based in the Frankfurt office.

EIP strengthens IP litigation practice

UK01-04-2012Movers & Shakers

Intellectual property firm EIP has appointed IP lawyer Robert Lundie-Smith from McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP (MWE) in London.

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