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From Aaradhana Sadasivam, senior executive officer (IP), KhattarWong, Singapore
We are about to embark on major litigation. However, we want to ensure the costs are kept under control. What measures can we take?
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@EIP_Elements @ReddieGrose Makes sense in principle. But patent owners might be aggrieved if they had to pay additional (renewal) fees!
@ReddieGrose Also Sir Robin's discomfort with Bellure http://t.co/ZOqbCSCdve #smellalike
@ReddieGrose Yes, seems reasonable. Can think of some judges who might like to be free of CJEU precedent on eg TM exhaustion & confusion!
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