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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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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Legal 500 Recommends HH Partners as a Leading Law Firm

Legal 500 publisher has issued its 2012 edition, the results of their most recent review of Finnish law firms. HH Partners was recommended widely, in nine out of 10 researched areas. Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean.

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Practical Law Company Recommends Esa Korkeamäki and Others

Practical Law Company (PLC) has published its 2011 recommendations on lawyers and law firms. PLC is one of the publications issuing such rankings. HH Partners is recognised and recommended in six main categories. Three of our partners receive separate recommendations: Esa Korkeämäki is recommended not only in one, but three categories (intellectual property rights, bio sciences: intellectual property rights and bio sciences: corporate and commercial).

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IAM Licensing 250 Ranks HH Partners to the Top

IAM Licensing 250 has published its review on the World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers 2010. Aptly named, the publication presents the leading experts of patent and technology licensing around the world. Esa Korkeamäki, Alf-Ole Wanamo and Martin von Willebrand from HH Partners´ technology and intellectual property law group have been ranked in the review that ranks altogether 25 experts from Finland.

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Best Lawyers Issues Outstanding Rankings for HH Partners

Best Lawyers has published its 2010 rankings of Finnish lawyers. Half of the partners of HH Partners were included in the rankings. "HH Partners has performed outstandingly in rankings, since our establishment. It reflects our firm’s long terms commitment to fostering and growing our knowledge.

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Rankings of HH Partners’ Experts

Lawyers of HH Partners have been well represented in international publications that rate business law firms. We have gathered here updated information regarding the quotes concerning our lawyers in various ranking publications. The information has been grouped by expert. The update was made in June 2010. 

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