Patent Litigation in the UK

47 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2012  

Christian Helmers

Santa Clara University - Department of Economics

Luke McDonagh

City University London - The City Law School

Date Written: September 23, 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.

Keywords: patent litigation, UK

Suggested Citation

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

Christian Helmers

Santa Clara University - Department of Economics ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

Luke McDonagh (Contact Author)

City University London - The City Law School ( email )

London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom

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