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Choice of Venue

Part Four: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is the last of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs. In Part Two I discussed how strategic decisions early in litigation can increase the likelihood of an early settlement. In Part Three I discussed some potentially cost-saving alternatives to U.S. patent litigation. In this part I discuss how the choice of venue can affect litigation costs and outcomes. We have seen

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Litigation Alternatives

Part Three: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is Part Three of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs, and in Part Two I discussed how strategic decisions early in litigation can increase the likelihood of an early settlement. In this part I discuss two potentially less expensive alternatives to U.S. patent litigation. As described in Parts One and Two, U.S. patent litigation is expensive, with an average cost through

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Litigation Strategy

Part Two: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is Part Two of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs. In this part I discuss how certain strategic considerations can potentially reduce litigation costs. As described in Part One, U.S. patent litigation is expensive, with an average total legal cost per party of $5.5 million for high-stakes cases. The cost per party just to get through discovery typically reaching seven figures:

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Choice of Counsel

Part One: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. You already know that U.S. patent litigation is expensive. In fact, as the table below shows, for all but the smallest cases, the average cost per party is well into the millions, and peaks at over $5 million per party for high-stakes cases: Amount in Controversy End of Discovery Through Trial < $1M $350k $700k $1M – $10M $1.0M $2.0M $10M – $25M $2.0M $3.3M > $25M $3.0M $5.5M 2013 median patent litigation costs per party (source:

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