The finance of IP litigation

By Fatih Ozluturk

As contingency arrangements in US patent cases become rarer, litigation financing options are attracting more interest. With so many choices available, those exploring opportunities have much to understand

Patents are expensive. They are expensive to apply for, expensive to prosecute and expensive to maintain. Companies with large patent portfolios must also keep tabs on what patents they have and why they have them, which requires staff and corporate infrastructure. However, by far the most significant expense associated with deriving value from patents is that of enforcing them.

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