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How will the abolition of premium recoverability affect IP disputes?

In many areas of law, recoverability of after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums is a key element of the client’s purchasing decision, and obviously things are about to change on that front. However, our experience with intellectual property (IP) litigation is that recoverability is often seen as ‘neither here nor there’. Often, IP litigation will be pursued or defended with a view to achieving a settlement; if a global settlement is reached, the premium is payable from the overall pot of monies recovered (along with other costs), rather than being separately recovered from the other side.

February 25th, 2013 | Comments Off on How will the abolition of premium recoverability affect IP disputes?

Lawyers welcome small claims track for IP cases – but warn that £5k limit is not enough

Intellectual property specialists have welcomed the introduction of a small-claims track for the Patents County Court but said its limit will have to rise quickly. It is the product of the Jackson report and Hargreaves review of IP.

November 8th, 2012 | Comments Off on Lawyers welcome small claims track for IP cases – but warn that £5k limit is not enough

Lawyers, funders and IP experts combine to take “radical step forward in patent litigation funding”

A unique package that combines legal, funding, risk assessment and research services was launched yesterday to help intellectual property owners monetise their patents. The solicitor behind it branded it a “radical step forward in patent litigation funding”.

October 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Lawyers, funders and IP experts combine to take “radical step forward in patent litigation funding”