558. Interim injunctions.

Infringement of a patent may be restrained by interim injunction1 if the claimant can establish that he has an arguable case on the issues in the proceedings, normally validity and infringement, and that, if the injunction is refused, he will not be adequately compensated by an award of damages at the full trial2. If the defendant can establish that, if the injunction is granted and the claimant loses at the full trial, then he will not be adequately compensated by an award of damages, the court must then consider the balance of convenience3. In considering the balance of convenience,