Expertise in Open Technologies at HH Partners

In its communication, HH Partners, Attorneys-at-law, now distinguishes open technologies as a specific area of expertise. The open technologies practice forms a part of the wider technology practice of HH Partners. “For some time now, we have been receiving a clear message from our clients: it is hard to find high-quality legal expertise in questions related to open technologies, and the know-how of HH Partners in the field is highly valued,” says Martin von Willebrand…

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HH Partners Attends TAGLaw International Conference in Hong Kong

HH Partners recently attended TAGLaw’s 31st international conference in Hong Kong. The conference, which took place on October 20 through 22nd, provided TAGLaw® members with the opportunity to strengthen the relationships they create within the alliance of more than 150 law firms from around the world. “This was an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues around the world and to present our firm…

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Article: Legal Tools in Creation of an Open Source Business

The legal rules often play a key role when it comes to business models in software businesses and notably in free and open source software projects. This is particularly true when the project owner wants to maintain some level of control over the software and the project itself. The balance between control and freedom is achieved by legal tools and policies, such as licenses, compliance policies, contracts, trademarks, organization rules, contribution policies, only to name a few.

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HH Partners’ lawyers selected repeatedly by Best Lawyers

The expertise of HH Partners was again noted in the research by Best Lawyers. Partner Esa Korkeamäki was quoted in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Copyright, Trademark and Media Law, Partner Arto Kukkonen in the fields of Arbitration, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, as well as Litigation and Tax Law, Senior Advisor Jari Nikupaavola in the field of Litigation and Partner Martin von Willebrand and Senior Advisor Alf-Ole Wanamo were quoted as experts in the fields of Information Technology…

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Who’s Who Legal 2012: Leaders in their Field at HH Partners

Who’s Who Legal has published its 2012 rankings in Internet, E-commerce and Data Protection. Who’s Who Legal identifies leading practioners in business law. According to Who’s Who Legal: ”Our research has revealed 539 experts in 48 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in their field" and  "It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.”

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HH Partners participating at OK Festival and Openmind 2012

HH Partners supports OK Festival and particularly Openmind 2012 which is this year organised as a topic stream within OK Festival. OK Festival venue is the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture at Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki. Come and meet us on Openmind days on 18 and 19 September. Meet us at our stand or in HACK cinema 1!

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Article: Protecting the Business of a Gaming Company – IPRs in Games

This article was first published in IPRinfo 2/2012. Games and the gaming industry have progressed in leaps during the last 30 years. From simple storytelling via computers, we have come to a compelling and multilateral form of entertainment drawing from literature, movies and sports. Games offer an unprecedented possibility for human creativity in storytelling, and sweep the audience along to the storytelling, and to the production of the game’s content. According to estimates the global game industry was valued at 65 Billion USD in 2011. Currently the time and money spent on games is increasing, and the upward trend seems permanent. This article presents the basis of an IPR strategy of a gaming company. It gives an overview on how the choices made in an IPR strategy may affect a company’s practical choices, taking into account the company’s industrial environment. The Basis of an IPR Strategy An IPR strategy consists of (i) the identification of the central business elements to be protected, (ii) the tools – such as intellectual and industrial property rights (IPRs) – available to be used in such protection and (iii) the application of the tools within the business of the company. A strategy aims to…

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