Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

Christopher  Hodges, Stefan Vogenauer and Magdalena Tubilacka have published the following article on SSRN:   Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study.

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1511714

Countries studied are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA.  

The Appendices look very interesting

I. Questionnaire 49

II. Contributors to the Comparative Study 53

III. Ranges of Lawyers’ Hourly Rates 55

IV. Case Studies: Minimum costs risk for claimant 58

V. Summaries of amounts of Court Fees and Lawyers’ Fees 73

VI. Success and Contingency Fees 81

VII. Abbreviations 83

Writing opportunity for students and young scholars – IP Law

The International Association for the Advancemnet of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) – great acronym – sponsors an essay competition each year. The three best papers are published on the ATRIP Web site. The author of the paper voted the best receives an opportunity to present at next year’s ATRIP Conference in Lithuania.  This year’s conference was held July 21-23, in Munich, Germany.

International Association for the Advancemnet of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property http://www.atrip.org/ 

Desciption of the Essay Contest from the ATRIP site:

ATRIP’s Executive Committee is proud to announce its 2008 essay competition for young researchers in Intellectual Property Law. The paper, which can pertain to any topic related to intellectual property law, should be written in English or French and submitted to the said Committee, care of Professor Jan Rosén (jan.rosen@juridicum.su.se), by August 31, 2008.  The text of the paper should be no longer than 8,000 words, including footnotes.  It should be presented in a way that ensures the author’s anonymity when it is circulated to the members of the Executive Committee.  The author of the paper should be no older than 33 years of age as of December 31, 2008.

http://www.atrip.org/upload/files/ESSAY%20COMPETITION.doc