Litigation Finance & Insurance: 5 Tips to Securing the Best Funding Terms
James Blick September 19th, 2017

In the first of this 3-part series published in Inside Counsel, James Blick and Erika Levin present their top 5 tips for securing the best funding terms possible from the market. Corporate litigation finance is still a relatively new phenomenon … Continued

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Hulk Hogan, Sex Scandal, Revenge…and Litigation Funding
James Blick September 13th, 2016

The recent case of Terry Bollea v Gawker Media has all of the ingredients of a juicy headline-grabber – aging ex-wrestler sporting a handlebar moustache, a sex-tape showing Hulk Hogan in bed with the wife of his best friend (who … Continued

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Seminar: Best Practices for Selling Your Patents
James Blick November 5th, 2014

James Blick of TheJudge will be speaking on the topic of patent litigation funding at the forthcoming “Best Practices for Selling Your Patents” conference in London on 17th November 2014. The conference is aimed at patent holders considering selling their … Continued

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To Sell or to Fund? Litigation Funding or Asset Sale/Assignment
James Blick May 22nd, 2014

One of the basic principles of third party litigation funding in the UK market is that the funder cannot take an assignment of the claim. Therefore, the traditional model of third party funding sees the funder invest in the claimant, … Continued

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A Summer of Opportunity to Secure Discounted Funding?
James Blick August 5th, 2013

In any typical year, the volume of litigation funding and insurance applications drops between July and early September. Whilst this is inevitable as the allure of the holiday period takes over, this year might be an exceptional year for lawyers … Continued

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Patent Litigation: Funding and Insurance Solutions Can Break Down Barriers
James Blick May 1st, 2013

Issues of cost and funding underpin much of the current debate surrounding a number of the key issues facing the patent litigation sector, ranging from the pros and cons of the United Patents Court, to issues of forum shopping, patent … Continued

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You Still Have Options
James Blick April 26th, 2013

It is a common misconception that once patent litigation has commenced or is being contemplated, it is too late to manage and offset the associated legal costs risks. It is certainly true that it would be too late to consider … Continued

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Cheaper Future for IP Litigation
James Blick September 30th, 2011

The legal press over the last 12 months has been dominated by commentary and speculation about how the forthcoming reforms to the legal costs system will affect the cost of civil litigation and access to justice in England & Wales. … Continued

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Victory for Bristows and Litigation Insurance in Nokia Patent Dispute
James Blick August 15th, 2011

Intellectual Property specialists Bristows have achieved a groundbreaking win for IPCom in a telecoms patent action before the UK High Court. IPCom was sued by Nokia in April 2010 for revocation of a patent relating to a mechanism for controlling … Continued

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