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Unified Patents Court – taking stock
Erso January 19th, 2024

The Unified Patent Court (UPC), long-awaited, opened in June 2023 and is being watched with interest by the patent community. Less than a year in, there is a limited track record against which patent holders and their lawyers can make … Continued

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The positives of mediation – a funder’s perspective
Erso January 4th, 2024

Mediation was a hot topic at the end of last year following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council. It confirmed that the court can go further than to simply encourage parties to engage in … 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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UNIFIED PATENTS COURT: ARE THE BENEFITS OF NATIONAL COURTS BEING FORGOTTEN?
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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LAUNCH OF UNIVERSAL PATENT COURT: CAN FUNDING LEVEL THE FIELD?
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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