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The funding of US contingency-fee patent and IP litigation has morphed into a respectable industry. No longer does private patent litigation funding carry the stigma once associated with it. The number of funders is increasing and their arrangements with owners of US patent portfolios are being more frequently examined and embraced by ‘big law’.
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