The highs and lows of compensation


Michiel Rijsdijk

The ‘loser pays’ principle has resulted in a variety of compensation awards in patent disputes, from several hundred euros to hundreds of thousands of euros. To create a semblance of predictability on the amounts, guidelines on indicative rates were introduced.

Michiel Rijsdijk, Court of Justice of the European Union, CJEU, Netherlands Bar Association, United Video, Arnold + Siedsma