Italy: Double win in TopLegal awards Partner Luigi Mansani receiving the award We are very pleased to announce our awards in Monday’s TopLegal awards for the following two categories: Best IP Law Firm, Best Independent Authorites/Regulatory Law Firm This confirms the excellence of our well known IP team in Italy and we are excited also to have been awarded for our regulatory activity in relation to advising the EU Single Resolution Board and our continued assistance to independent financial regulators on Brexit matters. View Full Post
Interview: Emerging issues in the connected cars and autonomous vehicles market are influencing SEPs and IP transactions In this interview, partner Celine Crowson addresses the relationship between standard-essential patents (SEPs) and the connectivity technologies used in connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs). She discusses the increased exposure of automotive manufacturers and suppliers to litigation from patent aggressors, how new autonomous vehicle technologies influence intellectual property transactions, and challenges involved in setting telecom-related standards. View Full Post
Blockchain links into the pharma supply chain In November’s issue of Pharma Times Magazine, Mark Marfé explores the current applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), such as blockchain, and how DLT can be used and developed to benefit companies in the pharma industry. This article looks at DLT’s role in overcoming particular challenges facing the pharma supply chain, including anti-counterfeiting, product recall, information sharing, access to financing as well as the development of smart contracts. View Full Post
Germany: HL awarded JUVE “IP Law Firm of the Year” We are very pleased to announce our award for Law Firm of the Year for IP at the JUVE Awards last night! After four nominations in recent years, in which JUVE certified that we are “the Go-To-firm for difficult IP cases” and emphasised both the international and the precedence-setting nature of our German practice’s work, we are very proud of this recognition, which confirms our reputation as leaders in the German market and beyond. View Full Post
US: Hogan Lovells sponsoring LES Annual Meeting and Women in Licensing Mixer We are proud to once again sponsor year’s LES Annual Meeting in Chicago. The October 22-25 event brings together intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals for panel discussions and networking opportunities centered around IP commerce. Hogan Lovells is also sponsoring the Women in Licensing Mixer & Guided Networking Event on Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 PM.   View Full Post
US: ChIPs Women in Tech, Law & Policy Global Summit 2017 On October 17-19, Hogan Lovells will sponsor the ChIPs Women in Tech, Law & Policy Global Summit 2017 in Washington, D.C. Led by Celine Crowson, our IP team won a slot to host a session titled “Technological Innovations Rapidly Developing in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Is the Legal and Policy Landscape Keeping Up?” This panel features Stephanie Burns, Assistant GC for worldwide operations at Amazon and head of the robotics division, and Carol Carroll, Deputy Director of NASA Ames Research Center. View Full Post
Asia IP Splash seminars: Making transactions work – What every company needs to know about IP Intellectual property (IP) values are soaring and often make up a high percentage of Enterprise Value (in some industry the majority). IP issues have a significant impact on business strategies. Many commercial transactions have underlying IP considerations, including economic vs. legal ownership, centralisation, effective provisions in licenses and assignments to protect brand equity, the vital importance of due diligence in acquisitions and the proper approach to valuation of IP assets in relation to transfer pricing rules. View Full Post