Stephen Innes acts for successful Claimant in resisting £8m security for costs application

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26 October 2021

4 New Square’s Stephen Innes acted for the Claimant and was successful in resisting an application for £8million security for costs in the patent case of Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2826.

On Friday, 22 October Mellor handed down judgment dismissing the Defendant’s application for security for costs. He was not satisfied that the Claimant would be unable to pay the Defendant’s costs if ordered to do so. Key to the decision were the judge’s analysis of the timing of when and in what amount payments of costs might fall due in complex proceedings, and his view of the likelihood of the Claimant making a successful recovery if it established the right to a FRAND trial.

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