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Select Ethical Issues Present in Litigation Funding

insights Select Ethical Issues Present in Litigation Funding John J. Hanley · Select Ethical Issues Present in Litigation Funding Douglas J. Schneller · October 13, 2021

Litigation financing is on the rise in the United States and provides some claimants a valuable means for paying the costs of pursuing a legal claim. Lawyer involvement in litigation financing transactions raises many ethical issues for a lawyer such as competence, duty of loyalty, the potential waiver of privilege and interference by a third…

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Discretionary Denials of Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review of Patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

insights Discretionary Denials of Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review of Patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Eric C. Cohen · October 4, 2021

I.      Introduction The 2011 America Invents Act (“AIA”) introduced two new proceedings to challenge patent claims in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”): “inter partes review” (“IPR”) and “post grant review” (“PGR”).[1]  To challenge one or more patent claims in an IPR or PGR proceeding, the challenger must file a petition, which is reviewed…

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