We are delighted to welcome four new lateral partners to our San Francisco and Boston offices – Krista Schwartz, Patrick Michael, Kristin Connarn, and Bob Underwood (officially joining later this month). Our newest additions bring our U.S. lateral hires to six in the span of six months, following the additions of Simon Roberts and Jason
Our San Francisco office is hosting a “Women in Blockchain” panel on Wednesday, April 10. Mary Beth Buchanan, General Counsel for Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange, will kick off the event as the Keynote speaker. An all-women panel, including speakers from Circle, BitFlyer, and Coinbase, will share their insights regarding developments and opportunities in crypto exchanges. The evening
On 5 December 2018, the latest draft of the Chinese Patent Law was presented to China’s State Council (i.e. the executive body of China’s central government) during a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang (see here for a summary, in Chinese). New developments about the draft have certainly been long-awaited, with the latest and highly
In this article, first published in the November edition of Intellectual Property Magazine, Stephen Bennett and Mary Foord-Weston examine how new therapies for cancer treatment are challenging patent law. The authors discuss protecting IP in individual medicine, defining the product, process claims, dosage regimen claims and what’s next for adoptice T cell therapies With two
According to several recent publications by Chinese governmental authorities, both IP litigation and IP prosecution numbers in China continue to increase significantly. In this article, we provide an overview of those combined statistics, and analyze how this might have an impact on your business in China. China IP litigation numbers
The National People’s Congress (“NPC”) is the top legislature and the highest organ of state power in China. The NPC is elected for a term of five years and holds a plenary meeting every year to, among others, determine statue issues, appoint high-level government officials and enact or amend the Constitution or other national laws.