Arty Rajendra

Arty is a Partner and Head of IP Disputes in the UK. She was named in The Lawyer’s prestigious Hot 100 for 2021 and in JUVE’s Ones to Watch 2022.

Arty focuses on litigation and has acted in several leading cases in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and CJEU.

Arty is ranked in Legal 500 (Leading Individual), Chambers (Band 2), The Lawyer Hot 100, IP Stars (patents and trademarks), IAM 1000, and WIPR Leaders. One quote described Arty as: “an exceptional advisor who is commercial and technically excellent. A real star of the profession.”

Arty advises on all IP rights. In relation to patents, Arty acted for Unwired Planet in its landmark UK Supreme Court Standard Essential Patent and FRAND licensing dispute against Huawei. Arty is also acting for Optis in its SEP and FRAND dispute against Apple. Other patent cases have involved motion sensing, location tracking, virtual reality, and high-tech mechanical inventions. In relation to trademarks, Arty acted for the successful claimant in Frank Industries v Nike [2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch) concerning trademark infringement, passing off, and invalidity (descriptiveness). She also acts in copyright, database rights, exhaustion of rights (parallel imports), and extended form passing off cases.


Steve Wilson

Leading the US International Expansion and Growth Team, and an English-qualified lawyer resident in the US since 2007, Steve has extensive experience in advising North American companies on all legal aspects of establishing and growing overseas operations.

Steve works closely with Osborne Clarke’s international offices and global network of law firms, supporting US clients for all their international legal needs, including cross-border acquisitions, European investments, and multi-jurisdictional projects. This can include anything from employment law or product launches to global compliance, corporate governance, and dispute resolution.

Steve is a time-zone-friendly contact and connection point for his US clients, bridging any potential gaps thanks to his specialist knowledge of both international legal considerations and cultural nuances.

He’s a registered Foreign Legal Consultant in both New York and California.


Andrea Schmoll

Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in advising her clients in relation to all matters of intellectual property law. Her main focus lies in the commercialization of IP rights.

She is one of Germany’s top licensing experts and has significant experience in She is one of Germany’s top licensing experts and has significant experience in technology transfer (in particular in and out-licensing deals) and research and development projects. Among her further key areas of expertise are brand licensing and franchising systems, the protection of trade secrets, branding, and advertising campaigns, the launch of new products, joint ventures, and IP-related transactions.

Andrea is an active member of the Life Science & Healthcare sector as well as the Retail & Consumer sector and has longstanding experience in supporting clients from these industries in all contractual aspects involving the protection, development, and commercialization of IP Rights as well as regulatory issues.

Since many years JUVE has recognized her as a top IP expert with extensive experience in complex matters. According to Intellectual Asset Management 2022, Andrea is one of Germany’s leading experts in IP-related transactions (licenses).

She regularly speaks at conferences and has authored and co-authored several books on IP licensing and technology transfer.

Andrea studied law in Göttingen, Hong Kong, and Bonn. She obtained a doctorate from the University of Jena in 2001.

Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in 2014, she was a partner at Baker & McKenzie since 2009.

This program is approved for CLE and CPD credit in the following states: Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama,Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Hot Topics in 2024 European IP and Innovation Law: A Guide for In-House Counsel


Event Description

In 2024, US in-house counsel need to be aware of the changing landscape of intellectual property (IP) and how it interacts with innovation in Europe. Understanding these shifts will be crucial for US in-house counsel for companies trading in and with Europe.


Join us at 12pm ET / 9 am PT on Thursday, February 22, 2024, for the next edition of our Intellectual Property Deep Dives Series, as Steve WilsonDr. Andrea Schmoll, and Arty Rajendra of Osborne Clarke will delve into the use of trade secrets law to protect innovations, the IP ownership and risks relating to Generative AI, and the new way to enforce patent rights in Europe through the Unified Patent Court.


Discussion topics include:

  • EU protection and enforcement of Trade Secrets that arise in global R&D collaborations
  • The UK perspective on Generative AI and IP – ownership, use-cases and litigation risks
  • What we have learned so far about the Unified Patent Court, which has been fully operational for 6 months

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who manage international Intellectual Property programs for their organizations.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Osborne Clarke! If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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