Navigating an evolving landscape: US patent trends
Erso March 4th, 2024

US patent litigation has undergone substantial transformations in the past year, prompting litigation funders to recalibrate their strategies. Notable shifts in popular venues and filing behaviors have shaped a landscape marked by caution and adaptation. At the same time, the … Continued

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Procedural Challenges in the Competition Appeals Tribunal – how far have we come?
Erso January 15th, 2024

In December 2023, Sarah Breckenridge, Investment manager at Erso Capital, contributed to the ThoughtLeaders4 Competition Magazine’s round up of 2023. She reviewed the procedural challenges in the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal, and the developments which had been made over the … Continued

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US Patent litigation finance market in turmoil?
Erso November 27th, 2023

The past 6 months has been an unusual time in the litigation finance market. Whereas in years gone by there was a fairly constant fanfare of new litigation funding companies entering the market, the past six months has shown a … Continued

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PACCAR, windfalls, calls for regulation…Litigation Funders under the spotlight, but where’s the reality check?
Erso November 1st, 2023

An asset preservation order in respect of a dispute between litigation funders Therium and OmniBridgeway and their funded client, Bugsby, has caused some heated debate.  Bugsby, it appears is seeking to argue that the funders’ litigation funding agreement is no … Continued

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Erso July 3rd, 2023

The opening of the Universal Patents Court in June 2023, after years of development and delays, has rightly attracted significant attention in the IP and legal communities. There is a debate -unlikely to be settled for some time- over the … Continued

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Learning from the latest Trucks cartel judgment
Erso April 17th, 2023

BCLP has been at the forefront of competition litigation ever since the seminal National Grid Gas Insulated Switch Gear claim issued in 2008. More recently, there has been significant interest in its successful trucks cartel follow-on claims for Royal Mail … Continued

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Erso January 16th, 2023

It’s been almost a decade since 24 EU member states signed their agreement to take forward plans for a common Unified Patents Court (UPC), but as more and more key milestones are met, the UPC’s own implementation roadmap confirms that … Continued

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Funding SME Disputes- ramping up commitments in 2023
Erso January 7th, 2023

Litigation finance is rarely out of the legal headlines nowadays, but the focus on the obviously attractive “big ticket” disputes – like consumer actions in the Competitions Appeals Tribunal, or international arbitration – belie the true picture of the disputes … Continued

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Erso Capital launches additional $500m Litigation Fund dedicated to Patent Disputes.
Erso September 28th, 2022

Erso Capital is delighted to announce that we have launched a dedicated fund to finance patent litigation opportunities around the world with access to in excess of $500 million in capital between discretionary funds, single managed accounts and co-investment funds. … Continued

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