In 2018, LESI’s Dispute Resolution Committee had provided a comprehensive comparative study in view of recent trends in global patent enforcement, such as the decline in the number of infringement actions in the US, the rising importance of Europe, with Germany as the leading jurisdiction in terms of numbers of cases, as well as the growing interest in these actions in Asian jurisdictions, particularly China. The study was pursued over more than 1.5 years by internationally renowned patent litigators and covers ten jurisdictions, namely the US, DE, FR, NL, UK, ES, IT, CN, JP and KR.
Besides focusing on current trends (competitor vs NPE litigation; patent pool activities; “hot” technical areas), the work shop will revisit several key aspects of the study and their most recent developments in core jurisdictions (US, Europe), e.g. forum shopping, availability of injunctive relief and preliminary injunctions, level of damages, timing, statistics, as well as offensive and defensive strategies in multi-national matters.
Covered jurisdictions: US, DE, UK, FR, IT.