2015 trends and predictions in key industry sectors

2015 trends and predictions in key industry sectors

In the twilight of 2014, at our final consulting editorial board meeting of the year, Lexis®PSL IP & IT invited industry experts from both private practice and in-house tocomment on the most significant developments of the year and the issues, trends and technology which will have the greatest impact in 2015.  Below we share some of their thoughts supplemented with material from Lexis®PSL.

Attendees were asked tocomment on developments in relation tothe particular industry sectors in which they specialise.  So, toprovide context for their comments, (and because it’s polite), our experts are introduced below:

Christian Bartsch, Partner, Bird & Bird

Christian is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Commercial Group, based in London, and joint head of the firm’s Financial Services Sector Group.

Andrew Bowler, Partner, Bristows

Andy is a partner in the Intellectual Property team in London, and advises clients across a wide range of technologies, including complex mechanical and FMCG products, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals as well as music, films and other media.

Simon Briskman, Partner, FieldFisher

Simon is a partner in the Outsourcing, Technology and Telecoms team, and services clients in industries including TMT and energy.

Richard Brousson, General Counsel, British Film Institute

The BFI is a charity, which combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

Emma Burnett, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

Emma is a partner in the London Commercial team, with a practice focusing on data protection, outsourcing and technology.

Dan Byrne, Associate, Bristows

Dan is an IP litigation specialist, who qualified as a barrister at an intellectual property chambers in London, and has a scientific background.

Don Hughes, Vice-President & EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems

HDS provides information technologies, services and solutions, with a focus on modular mid-range and high-end storage

Roland Mallinson, Taylor Wessing

Roland is a partner in the Trade Mark, Copyright & Media group of Taylor Wessing’s

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