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News Original2022-10-25T14:35:03+00:00

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia. Woodsford supports another major Australian class action with a claim filed yesterday (17th October) in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of up to half a million owners of diesel-powered Toyota vehicles. The class action filed yesterday by Victoria-based Maddens Lawyers alleges that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited manufactured [...]

October 18th, 2022|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: , |

View the recording of our Webinar: The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion  on Wednesday 12th October 2022. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our Director of Business Development, Mitesh Modha, hosted and was joined by our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis in New York, Andreas Wietzke, partner at Mathys & Squire in Munich and Myles Jelf, joint head of the [...]

October 13th, 2022|Categories: Patent, Uncategorized, UPC|Tags: , |

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group. Woodsford is proud to support another major UK class action, with a $Multibillion claim filed against UK subsidiaries of Sony Group in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on 19 August. The claim is being brought on behalf of UK-based PlayStation users who have purchased digital games and/or add-on content from the PlayStation [...]

August 20th, 2022|Categories: Litigation Funding|Tags: , |

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their IP

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their Intellectual Property. As previously reported by Woodsford, the valuable technology advances created at colleges and universities are often implemented by non-affiliated businesses without fair compensation.  Such was the case when Columbia University filed an 8-patent action against NortonLifeLock to remedy Norton’s use of Columbia’s innovative computer security technology. When Columbia [...]

August 19th, 2022|Categories: IP, Patent, TTO|Tags: , |

Woodsford announces major expansion, with six new hires in the UK and US

Woodsford announces further expansion We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Ryan Schultz as Vice President, Business Development in the US, four new members of the London-based underwriting and finance teams and the addition of former Linklaters partner, Kathryn Ludlow to our IAP. The appointments of Schultz (Minneapolis), Emily Woolcott, [...]

August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Litigation Funding, Recruitment|Tags: , |

(Another) Decision to Watch on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Materials in the US: Fleet Connect v. Waste Connections

As litigation funding becomes more prevalent in patent litigation, defendants in the US are likely to attempt to obtain discovery into such agreements.  However, litigation funding discovery is usually nothing more than a fishing expedition aimed to create additional burden for plaintiffs.  Recently, Judge Gilstrap ruled precisely that discovery of ligation funding documents is irrelevant to any claim or defense and [...]

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation In a provocative article published in Law360, Woodsford’s Bob Koneck argues that there is an opportunity for the legal industry to benefit from an ESG paradigm shift — rather than treat ESG litigation as a mere source of liability, companies and their lawyers should evaluate and pursue offensive ESG litigation as a linchpin of their [...]

July 12th, 2022|Categories: ESG|Tags: |

Woodsford ranked band 2 for litigation funding by Chambers

Chambers 2022 Litigation Support rankings have been announced. We are pleased to share that Woodsford ranked Band 2 for litigation funding. Congratulations to our CEO Steven Friel and CIO (EMEA & APAC) Charlie Morris for being recognised individuals. See here for the complete rankings.

July 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

View the recording of our Webinar: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding, on Thursday 26 May. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis hosted and she was joined by our US General Counsel, Alex Lempiner, and talented litigator, Russell Tonkovich of Kramer Day, who provided a top practitioner's perspective. The webinar [...]

June 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London We have a rare opportunity for a transactional commercial/corporate lawyer to join our dynamic London team and play an important part in Woodsford’s continued growth and development as an ESG-focused business. The right candidate will be closely involved in all aspects of the company’s commercial and litigation finance related affairs, working directly [...]

May 19th, 2022|Categories: Recruitment|Tags: , , |
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