Woodsford has announced a major expansion of its global team. In the US, Ryan Schultz joins as Vice President, Business Development. He joins from the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Robins Kaplan LLP, a preeminent trial law firm in the US, where he was a Partner. Ryan will be looking to build on and grow Woodsford’s intellectual property partnerships. He will be based in Minneapolis. In the UK, four new hires have joined the London-based underwriting and finance teams.
Drew Baker of Charles Lyndon shares that the UK Court of Appeal has upheld the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to approve collective proceeding orders in a case being brought, with the backing of Woodsford, against certain train operating companies for failing to make “boundary” fares readily available to Travelcard holders and failing to make passengers aware of their existence.
22 years after coming up with the idea for a technology patent and 10 years after he saw Microsoft Corp. was infringing it, inventor Michael Kaufman has secured a $10 million award from the tech giant, thanks in part to funding from Woodsford.