Litigation funding booms despite trolls’ shadow


Muireann Bolger

Litigation funding booms despite trolls’ shadow

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Backing patent disputes is an increasingly desirable option for investors seeking lucrative returns. So why all the secrecy, asks Muireann Bolger.

Third-party litigation funding, a practice often mired in controversy in recent years, is now big business.

It’s an industry that boomed to the tune of $13 billion dollars in the US alone in 2021, according to a report published yesterday, February 21, by patent owner membership group, Unified Patents.

And the new investments are trickling fast and steadily into patent infringement litigations.

Patents, litigation, lawsuit, dispute, third-party, funding, non-practising entities, patent trolls