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FTC study on Patent Assertion Entities is informative—but fundamentally incomplete

The Federal Trade Commission recently released its study on the activities of Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”) in the United States.[1] When it first announced the study in…

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The long- and short-term impacts of Brexit on the UK legal industry

Uncertainty and change tend to trigger litigation—and in the months since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the lasting effects of Brexit are slowly coming to light. And while the ultimate impact is yet unknown, three aspects of the legal system are likely to undergo change in the coming months and years.

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5 New ways to leverage legal finance in 2017

“Change or die”: So goes the Silicon Valley slogan that, like so many clichés, has an essential element of truth—and never more so than for the business of law. The year ahead offers new opportunities for lawyers willing to embrace change, and continued economic pressure for those who resist it.

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The state of the litigation finance industry In 2017

In many quarters of the legal market, commercial litigation finance has become ubiquitous. In the US, the number of lawyers whose firms have used litigation finance has quadrupled since 2013. Even so, too many remain poorly informed, leaving them both at a competitive disadvantage and prone to oddly persistent “alternative facts” about litigation finance.

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Competition-ready: Developments in competition litigation in the US and Europe

Competition litigation is an area of robust and sustained development in Europe and the US, and it is incumbent on in-house and private practice lawyers, claimants and defendants, to be ready—armed both with understanding and with adequate resources.

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EAPO: Gains without frontiers in European judgment enforcement?

As of 18 January 2017, European judgment creditors will have a potentially potent new enforcement tool at their disposal, when a new piece of EU-wide legislation will…

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Singapore Parliament passes bill on litigation finance

Singapore Parliament has passed a new bill allowing clients to access external financing for international arbitration matters.

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Innovating legal cost management: Comparing the UK and US

The UK and US are two legal markets separated by a common need for innovation in cost management. Both aspire to innovation but have (so far) achieved quite different outcomes.

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Using litigation finance to solve for intellectual property risk

The practice of intellectual property law has become more challenging in recent years. As a number of Supreme Court decisions and new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings continue shaping the landscape, patent holders and alleged infringers alike are looking for new ways to mitigate the increased the cost and risk of patent litigation.

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Third-party financing of international arbitration

Third-party financing of international commercial arbitration is – to quote one of the world’s largest and most respected global law firms – “here to stay, and not just for small or cash-strapped claimants.”

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