Product replacement: how Freshfields revived its patent litigation bench

The departure of two Freshfields IP litigators to WilmerHale last year raised questions about the firm's patent plans - but their replacements are now set to lead a pan-European push

When Justin Watts and Matthew Shade quit Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for WilmerHale last May, the exits left a patent litigator-shaped hole in the magic circle firm’s London intellectual property (IP) capabilities.

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