Partner Matt Jones had his response to a reader's question about costs of the patenting process published in the Financial Times.
The Q&A was published in the Money section of the FT Weekend print edition on Saturday 4 May 2019, and online (subscriber-only content).
EIP today announces the appointment of Kathleen Fox Murphy as Partner to the patent litigation group.
Kathleen joins from Browne Jacobson, where she held the role of Partner and Head of the London Patent Litigation Team for three years. Kathleen previously spent over 18 years at Taylor Wessing LLP.
Kathleen has nearly 20 years’ experience working in patent litigation and she is renowned for providing exceptional strategic patent advice across a variety of industry sectors, including; telecoms, electronics, IT, pharmaceutical, engineering and chemical industries.
She is highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation having acted in some of the most high-profile patent disputes of the last 20 years, including acting for Ericsson in the landmark Unwired Planet case. She also recently acted for Sandoz, an arm of Novartis, in respect of patent infringement and SPC issues arising in respect of UK product launches.
Kathleen has been cited as a leading UK patent litigator by the major legal directories, including the Legal 500.
Kathleen’s appointment brings the size of the UK litigation team at EIP to 17, including five partners.
Gary Moss, Head of EIP Legal, said: “Kathleen brings significant experience and expertise in major patent litigation at a time when our pipeline of active cases continues to expand. We are delighted that she has decided to join us and that we will be able to deploy her undoubted abilities in the management of cases for our clients. From a personal perspective I am very pleased to witness the rapid growth of the litigation group at EIP, both in the UK and in Germany; the recruitment of Kathleen represents another significant milestone in that growth.”
Kathleen Fox Murphy, Partner at EIP, said: “EIP’s international reputation and impressive track record were key factors in my decision to join the firm. EIP’s recent success in the Unwired Planet and Conversant cases was further evidence of the firm’s impressive credentials and I am confident that I will be able to help continue the fantastic momentum it has achieved so far.”
EIP has won the coveted UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year award from Managing Intellectual Property Magazine for the second year in a row. The award was presented at the influential MIP Awards 2019 ceremony in London last night.
Led by Gary Moss, the EIP litigation team successfully represented client Unwired Planet in high-profile litigation against Huawei at the Court of Appeal in 2018, involving issues of Standard Essential Patents and FRAND. The Court of Appeal upheld Mr Justice Birss’ 2017 decision from the UK High Court in favour of EIP’s client.
Partner Matt Jones said: “We were delighted to receive this award for the second year in a row, which sheds light on our significant achievement and ability to consistently rank as a world leading IP law firm. On behalf of the litigation team, we are very grateful to Managing Intellectual Property for recognising this landmark case, which will have a lasting impact globally."
The Managing Intellectual Property Awards has been an annual event for over a decade, and short-lists leading IP law firms around the world for awards based on outstanding legal feats in more than 30 categories.
EIP is sponsoring a ChIPs networking event in support of charity Code First: Girls, aimed at helping women enter the tech industry.
On Thursday 28 March ChIPs will be hosting a pub quiz in London, co-organised by ChIPs member Carissa Kendall-Windless of EIP Legal. The event will be a chance for the 300 ChIPs members in London to meet new people and put their minds together to win a prize. Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased here.
ChIPs is a non-profit, founded in 2005 with the purpose of supporting and fostering women in tech-based law. Their name stands for ‘chiefs in intellectual property’, referring to the executive roles that involve responsibility for a company’s IP. Self-described ChIPsters usually have a degree in both a technical field and law and are working to diminish the long-standing gender gap in IP law.
By joining CHiPs, members gain access to the wide range of events hosted every year, which focus on networking, legal education, community outreach and professional development. If you’re interested in joining, you can visit their website to learn more.
In the February 2019 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine, Carissa Kendall-Windless discusses the decision of the EUIPO to revoke McDonald’s’ trademark BIG MAC for lack of use in the EU.
The article is available to subscribers and registered users of Intellectual Property Magazine here.