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Clifford Chance

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Clifford Chance, one of the world's leading law firms, serves clients from 32 offices in 22 countries. Around 3,300 legal advisers are present in all of the world’s major economic centres. In Germany, the firm has around 300 lawyers, auditors, tax advisers and solicitors in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Munich.

Clifford Chance advises clients in a wide range of industries around the world and provides tailor-made solutions. Clifford Chance's success is based on a combination of excellence in each legal area and industry expertise. Clients rely on the firm's outstanding local service and global network in order to be successful in key markets around the world. These clients include global companies and institutions that Clifford Chance advises on national and cross-border transactions in a wide range of jurisdictions.

Clifford Chance has also got a new technology group in order to encourage wider adoption of new innovation within the firm and to meet growing client demand for legal advice relating to technology and data regulation. The tech group provides a new model for technology law: a single global team of more than 400 lawyers delivering hybrid, joined-up advice on technology issues, covering antitrust, data, mergers and acquisitions, investments, intellectual property, litigation, cyber and regulatory investigations.

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Ankura works with global leaders and advisers to grow, protect and maximise value by simplifying the complex. Our IP experts help inventors, investors and corporations to assess, value, manage and monetise IP assets in today’s global innovation economy. This includes providing value-based guidance; facilitating IP sale, licensing, and financing transactions; and providing damages analysis in IP disputes for plaintiffs and defendants.

Konsert Strategy & IP

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Konsert Strategy & IP is a boutique consulting firm that is constantly breaking new ground as one of the world’s premier catalysts of technology and IP value. We partner with technology-intensive organisations across the globe to strengthen their growth and profitability. Our team cooperates with clients across all levels to develop their strategies, improve their performance and help with their transformations. We provide clients with one of the world’s premier services to strengthen competitiveness from technology and IP, setting strategic directions, building capable organisations and securing lasting results.

Our team combines world-leading industry thought leaders with top strategy consultants and unparalleled project experience at the interface of business strategy, technology innovation and IP. Our clients’ needs are constantly changing, so we always seek better ways to serve them and continuously invest in knowledge development, learning and capability building.

Konsert is based in Sweden and serves technology companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Our client list includes everyone from cutting-edge growth ventures to the world’s largest companies across all established and developing technology-intensive industries.

Richardson Oliver Insights LLC

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Richardson Oliver Insights LLC enables patent transactions and accelerates the patent market by providing reliable, comprehensive and data-driven solutions to patent buyers, sellers and decision makers. With more than 30 years’ experience and a proprietary database of more than 160,000 patent assets distributed across 7,300 deals, we help clients to buy the patents that fit their needs, position patents for an optimum sale and make data-driven strategic decisions.

Shearman & Sterling

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Shearman & Sterling is committed to helping clients achieve their commercial goals and delivers high-quality advice and effective business solutions wherever antitrust issues arise. Our lawyers have market-leading experience dealing with all aspects of US and EU antitrust law and represent clients on some of the world’s most challenging antitrust cases.

Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long history of supporting clients wherever they do business. With a deep understanding of their businesses and the industries in which they operate, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.

We are committed to forging long-term relationships with clients, providing them with genuine insight and practical advice and supporting them as they navigate the challenges of the 21st-century global economy.

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Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

World Trademark Review


World Trademark Review (WTR) is the leading intelligence platform informing and analyzing commercial trademark decisions by translating trademark law into business sense.

WTR provides intelligence on industry and legal developments and new and emerging market trends, explores why these are happening, and assesses their practical business impact—providing the advanced and credible insight that readers need when they are making crucial business decisions. WTR’s invaluable procedural know-how and case law reviews deliver a 360-degree view on how to manage and exploit key legal and commercial assets.

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