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A golden ticket for licensees? Patentee ordered to disclose licence documents before infringement proceedings begin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2015

In an 'unprecedented' application, the Patents Court has ordered pre-action disclosure of a patentee's existing licence agreements, so that the


Size (and value) matter - patent dispute transferred from PCC to High Court primarily on value of claim and size of parties
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2010

In his first decision on the transfer of a case from the Patents County Court (PCC) to the High Court, His Honour Judge Colin Birss QC, newly appointed as PCC judge, has emphasised the significance of the value of the dispute and the size and turnover of the parties in determining such applications



Sophie Rich
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP