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IP Lawyer Richard Dickinson Joins London Office

July 23, 2008

LONDON, July 23, 2008 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that intellectual property lawyer Richard Dickinson has joined the London office as a partner. Mr. Dickinson has a degree in Biochemistry and studied law at postgraduate level.

Mr. Dickinson has in-depth experience in non-contentious work, advising clients on IP, regulatory and commercial issues, arrangements and agreements, with particular focus on the media and entertainment, branded-goods and retail sectors. He has advised a worldwide broadcaster on the sale of music publishing copyrights, a retailing chain on the roll-out of franchising arrangements, an international clothing brand on its sponsorship deals and a newspaper group on media regulatory issues.

His practice includes advising on IP and data protection issues in commercial arrangements, including IP rights licensing, exploitation and management arrangements; franchising agreements; distribution, manufacturing and supply of goods/services; television production, content and carriage arrangements; commissioning and development contracts; sponsorship, promotions and advertising issues; interactive agreements; IT/technology, online and new media agreements; publishing contracts; and music issues.

Mr. Dickinson joins an expanding group of IP lawyers in London, where Clive Thorne and Ian Kirby have well-established practices and IP lawyer Simon Bennett was promoted from associate to counsel in 2008.

Arnold & Porter's intellectual property and technology group has more than 85 attorneys practicing in both the US and UK. The group handles complex IP counseling and litigation involving copyright disputes and arbitrations, patent infringement actions, patent procurement and licensing transactions.

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