Osborne Clarke takes four practitioners from Rouse UK, D Young & Co expands patent team, Eight IP appointments at Hogan Lovells, and Glæsel leaves Gorrissen Federspiel

Osborne Clarke takes four from Rouse UK

IP Star Arty Rajendra and Mark Foreman will join law firm Osborne Clarke in February this year. Both practitioners headed up the trade mark portfolio management practice at Rouse Legal. Rajendra is respected by her peers in soft IP and patent litigation. They will be followed by the dual-qualified Richard May and trade mark attorney Leanne Gulliver. Early last year Fieldfisher hired three lawyers, including patent litigator Diana Sternfeld, from Rouse Legal.

D Young & Co expands patent team
The firm hired European patent attorney Hanns-Juergen Grosse to strengthen its electronics, engineering & IT patent group. Qualified in Germany and the UK, Grosse has a technical background in electronic engineering and previously worked in-house at Infineon Technologies, a German semiconductor manufacturer. He will split his time between D Young & Co's Southampton and Munich offices. This move adds to the firm's growing patent team which welcomed patent litigator Antony Craggs as partner last December. Craggs was previously with Gowling WLG.

Eight IP appointments at Hogan Lovells
In a round of partner promotions, the firm appointed patent litigator and European patent attorney Alexander Klicznik as partner in Düsseldorf, Germany. Patent lawyer Joseph Raffetto and domain names specialist Jane Seager were also made partner in Washington DC (USA) and Paris (France), respectively. Meryl Rosen Bernstein (USA), Riccardo Fruscalzo (Italy), Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh (Germany), Nga Nguyen (Vietnam) and Matthew Rozier (USA) have all been appointed of Counsel.

Glæsel leaves Gorrissen Federspiel
IP Star Janne Glæsel is now with law firm Nybor Rørdam. She was formerly a partner at Gorrissen Federspiel, a top-tier law firm in Denmark. Peers recognise Glæsel as one of the leading soft IP practitioners in Denmark.