Despite positive data on settlement outcomes for plaintiffs, patent owners in Japan still have it tough 19 May 17
Patent owners have dismal odds of getting a favourable verdict when they take an infringement lawsuit all the way to a district court judgment in Japan. However, for the first time this year, the country’s Supreme Court has also published data on the results of court-mediated settlements. Some practitioners say the numbers show that life is not as hard for plaintiffs as you might assume. Perhaps – but the country’s still not going to become a disputes hub anytime soon.
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