Briefing papers

IP Litigation, NPE defence

The new breed of patent infringement plaintiff: are they a good thing?


Peter Langley
David Bottomley

Summary

Patent litigation has become big business, particularly for non-practising plaintiffs, some of whom have been awarded substantial damages in recent cases. Peter Langley, Patent and Trademark Attorney, and David Bottomley, Patent Attorney, Origin, provide an economic perspective of this increasingly significant aspect of intellectual property, and consider how liquidity in innovation can be developed.