Nanoco v Samsung – recent developments illustrate the possibilities of big payouts for universities, TTOs and spin-outs

2023-01-19T16:02:57+00:00January 19th, 2023|

The recent positive developments in Nanoco’s patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in the US, highlight the possibilities for universities, their technology transfer offices or spin-outs to realise the value of their inventions and protect their intellectual property from the predatory […]

Woodsford announces further major expansion, with five new hires in the UK and Australia

2022-12-08T16:27:39+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Woodsford announces further major expansion

We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Jordan Howells as Senior Investment Officer together with three other appointments to our executive team and the addition of […]

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia

2022-10-27T09:54:26+00:00October 18th, 2022|

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 […]

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

2022-10-27T09:41:54+00:00October 13th, 2022|

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 […]

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group

2022-10-28T13:00:43+00:00August 20th, 2022|

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 […]

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

2022-10-04T10:25:27+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

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 […]

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

2022-10-04T10:37:44+00:00July 18th, 2022|

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 […]

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London

2022-10-04T10:40:30+00:00May 19th, 2022|

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 […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London

2022-10-04T10:41:04+00:00May 5th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London

We’re seeking a full-time Operations & Accounts Assistant/Bookkeeper to work in our small finance team. You will work directly with the Commercial Manager and Financial Controller to process accounts payable and accounts receivables as […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Germany

2022-10-04T10:41:37+00:00April 21st, 2022|

Third-party funding was launched in Germany in 1999 and the overwhelming majority of the legal community welcomed the idea. Litigation funding closed the gap between credit facilities provided by banks, which are typically not granted without securities being provided by the claimant, and the prohibition […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in France

2022-10-04T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2022|

The legality of third-party litigation funding is well established in France.

Nevertheless, the French market for third-party litigation funding is still comparatively small. Among other factors, this may be attributed to the fact that French law traditionally did not recognise class actions or punitive damages and […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

2022-10-04T10:44:02+00:00March 25th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

This full- time role will support team members across an exciting and rapidly growing international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets.

The majority of time will be spent assisting the lawyers/investment officers in our […]

Woodsford is recruiting a VP of Business Development in the US

2022-03-21T09:49:38+00:00March 21st, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting a VP of Business Development in the US

We’re seeking a highly motivated Vice President of Business Development to expand the reach of our growing US business to find litigation funding and patent acquisition opportunities. The VP of Business Development can be based in […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in New Zealand

2022-03-21T09:41:28+00:00March 21st, 2022|

Third-party litigation funding is permitted in New Zealand. Although the common law torts of maintenance (assisting a party in litigation without justification) and champerty (assisting in consideration of a share of proceeds of the litigation) have not technically been abolished, the recent attitude of the […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Switzerland

2022-03-16T11:20:11+00:00March 16th, 2022|

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court held in 2004 that litigation funding by third-party funders is permissible in Switzerland provided that the funder acts independently of the client’s lawyer (BGE 131 I 223). The court stated that it could even be advantageous for a claimant to […]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Officer and a VP of Business Development in the US

2022-03-14T09:48:50+00:00March 7th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting in the US

We’re seeking to fill two vacancies in our US team.

We’re seeking an experienced US lawyer with substantial experience in patent litigation, patent enforcement strategies, and patent valuation to join us as an Investment Officer in New York City, and […]

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

2022-02-18T14:06:22+00:00February 18th, 2022|

Court decides that groundbreaking £150m class action on behalf of UK car buyers can proceed

London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, has today  (Friday 18 February) given the green light to a class action on behalf of millions of motorists and businesses, who […]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

2022-02-07T10:34:24+00:00February 7th, 2022|

Litigation Funding 2022- your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding for international arbitration

While international arbitration spans multiple types of claims, overlapping jurisdictions and legal regimes, there are some commonalities to consider. A practitioner considering […]

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