Litigate Patents In Canada, Settle Worldwide

Law360 (January 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. practitioners are very familiar with the concept of “forum shopping.” However, most only consider jurisdictions within the U.S. This could be short-sighted. There is value in shopping north of the border.

Canada is a patent jurisdiction that has many valuable elements in common with the U.S., but with a much more benign and cost-effective litigation environment.

As a result, it may be advantageous to litigate patent disputes with international implications in Canada, either to resolve the dispute on a worldwide basis, or as a dry...
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