In a summary assessment of costs, where the parties had drawn up and agreed costs budgets prior to trial, the Court confirmed that each phase of the budget was to be considered separately and two phases could not be combined where one was overspent and the other was underspent. The budget was a guideline which the court could depart from, but only where there were good reasons.
Case date:24 November 2016
Case number:  EWHC 2985 (Pat)
Court: High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Chancery Division, Patents Court
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