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International Patent Litigation Guide


The CMS Patent Litigation Guide provides an overview of litigation procedures across key jurisdictions in Europe, and both Russia and China. In particular, the Guide provides information on the courts, the trial format and timing, appeals, remedies (including injunctions) and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. As you will see, the Guide is divided into chapters: one chapter for each country so as to make it a readily accessible resource to navigate and use.

As you will see from the Guide, there are certain elements of patent litigation procedure that are unsurprisingly fairly harmonious across Europe. However, there are other key areas where many countries show significant differences in procedure: for example, in the format of trials, the appointment of experts (by the court or by the parties), and in the availability of specific remedies.

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International Patent Litigation Guide
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