Costs – Security for costs. The proceedings concerned an action for patent infringement in respect of barriers which were used to prevent unauthorised intrusion from pirates onto ocean going ships. The applicant (the defendant in the main proceedings) sought security for costs, pursuant to CPR 25(3)(2)(c), on the basis that the claimant would be unable to pay its costs if so ordered. The Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC), in granting the application, held that the principles governing whether security for costs should be awarded were the same in the IPEC as in any other court. On the evidence, it was appropriate to make the order in the present case.