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Patents: Public or Private Property?

A pending decision from SCOTUS on the constitutionality of inter partes review could change the patent litigation landscape. With the underlying nature of IP at the heart of the case, here’s what you need to know.

The UK Code of Conduct for Alternative Litigation Financing

Alternative litigation financing is regulated in the UK and Wales through the Code of Conduct of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales. In the US, the commercial financing industry is newer and so far, the commercial litigation funders have not yet established a formal association. Bentham suggests that guiding principles would help assure claimholders, lawyers, and the courts of the solidarity and moral compass of a U.S. association of commercial litigation funders.