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Chapman Tripp expands IP offering with patent attorney practice

Chapman Tripp expands IP offering with patent attorney practice

The firm has brought in a new director with significant experience in the medical device sector

Duncan Cotterill’s insurance group is top-ranked in global legal directory

Duncan Cotterill’s insurance group is top-ranked in global legal directory

Several of the firm’s lawyers were also recognised in various practice areas

IPONZ patent and trademark fees to increase in February

IPONZ patent and trademark fees to increase in February

Spurred by a routine review of IPONZ fees, the changes come after a public consultation last year

US defamation suit binned after state high court finds 'patent troll' is opinion

US defamation suit binned after state high court finds 'patent troll' is opinion

The label is “quintessentially subjective,” the court ruled

New IPONZ hearings-costs schedules take effect 1 February

New IPONZ hearings-costs schedules take effect 1 February

The updates aim to ensure that costs awards are set at an appropriate level

The decline and fall of the patent attorney profession

The decline and fall of the patent attorney profession

The situation is particularly bad in New Zealand and there are still major aftershocks ahead