The next step in setting up the new European Unified Patent Court has been established on 22 February with the inaugural meeting of the Court’s Administrative Committee, according to an announcement on the court’s website.
The meeting adopted a number of items of secondary legislation, including the rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and Service and Staff Regulations as well as appointing members of the committee charged with interviewing applicants for the position as judges.
Several of our colleagues already fulfil the requirements to qualify as litigators in the court with their extensive experience in European Patent Office opposition proceedings and national infringement proceedings. Other colleagues have already started attending courses to obtain the qualification. We look forward to supporting the development of a truly pan-European intellectual property system.
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