Huawei and Sharp sign patent cross licensing deal of 4G and 5G technology

Chinese and Japanese technology companies agree to license their mobile standard essential patents

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HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

Global decrease in trademark filings, WIPO reports, but continued rise in patents

IP filings have “braved” the pandemic, but WIPO director general warns of geopolitical instability and an uncertain economic outlook

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Eversheds Sutherland absorbs group of KWM lawyers in London

New arrivals, including five partners, join as part of Eversheds’ and KWM’s cooperation agreement struck in July

‘We have to be as creative as counterfeiters’ – seven takeaways from the Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit

Delegates heard lively debate on how to tackle counterfeiters who are creative, resilient and constantly evolving

TikTok’s Oliver Walsh joins Rouse’s IP enforcement team

Rouse beefs up its intellectual property enforcement team with two new appointments in response to client need amid the changing anti-counterfeiting landscape

Linklaters to cut lawyers in China due to ‘prolonged downturn’

All three offices impacted; firm underlines commitment to China market

Linklaters adds M&A specialist in Hong Kong from Securities and Futures Commission

Roger Cheng joins Magic Circle firm’s corporate practice having led takeovers team at the regulator

Latham to close Shanghai office in favour of ‘consolidated hub’ in Beijing

In wake of Dentons’ withdrawal from mainland China, US giant says it remains committed to ‘important market’

Patent platform Avanci launches single licence as carmakers gear up for 5G connected cars

Mercedes Benz becomes first car maker to sign up to 5G connected vehicle licensing programme

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Some firms might be trying to crack America – but Asia is where the action is

Access to Asia’s growing economies should be a key strategy for firms with a mature, global client base, writes WarwickPlace’s Robert Bata

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Dentons unwinds landmark China combination citing data laws

Global giant to remove Chinese characters from branding as Dacheng Law Offices goes it alone

‘The art of the possible’ – Eversheds’ international CEO on its eye-catching KWM China alliance

Lee Ranson sets out the thinking behind his firm’s cooperation agreement with KWM’s China arm

Eversheds Sutherland and King & Wood Mallesons forge exclusive alliance

KWM will close six offices across Europe and the Middle East with the teams expected to transfer to Eversheds Sutherland

Morgan Lewis launches office in Shenzhen

China IP team lead Shaobin Zhu to head fourth China office focused on tech and life sciences clients

HFW to expand in Southern China with Shenzhen Qianhai launch

Move sees HFW become first UK-based international firm granted permission to set up shop in Greater Bay Area

McDermott Will & Emery secures Baker McKenzie China practice lead in London as it eyes China-Europe deals work

Peter Lu joins for new role of global China practice head alongside four-strong Bakers team