A claimant in patent infringement proceedings sought leave to join in the defendant’s Spanish supplier as a joint tortfeasor. The application was refused because before exposing a foreign party to the expense of defending such proceedings there had to be shown an arguable case. Here what was shown was compatible with proper acts of a supplier supporting his customer with information as to the product being sold, the market and providing information which might assist the defendant to defend.
Gazette 24-Feb-2000, Times 15-Mar-2000,  EWHC Patents 168
England and Wales
Litigation Practice, Intellectual Property
Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.77747