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Patent Litigation in the UK


Christian Helmers


London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Luke McDonagh


Cardiff University

September 23, 2012

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 12/2012

Abstract:     
We construct a dataset that contains the complete set of patent cases filed at the courts in England and Wales during the period 2000-2008. The data cover all types of patent-related cases brought before the Patents County Court, the Patents Court at the High Court, the Court of Appeal, as well as the House of Lords/Supreme Court. We combine the detailed information on court cases with information on the patents in dispute as well as firm-level data for the litigating parties. We employ the dataset to analyze characteristics of the court cases, = litigating parties, as well as the contested patents. We also provide detailed discussion of the cases that were heard by the House of Lords/Supreme Court as well as of the costs involved in patent litigation before the courts in England and Wales.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: patent litigation, UK

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Date posted: October 25, 2012  

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Helmers, Christian and McDonagh, Luke, Patent Litigation in the UK (September 23, 2012). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 12/2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2154939 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2154939

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Christian Helmers
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) ( email )
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Luke McDonagh (Contact Author)
Cardiff University ( email )
Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
United Kingdom
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