An Overview Of The Draft Rules Of Procedure For The Unified Patent Court

Dr. Klaus Grabinski

Dr. Klaus Grabinski

Federal Court of Justice

Following the adoption of the two Regulations on the EU patent and on related translation arrangements on 17th December 2012 and the signing of the Unified Patent Court Agreement on 19th February 2013, factual and other legal grounds must now be prepared in order to enable the Unified Patent Court to commence work after the Agreement comes into effect. This includes the drafting of Rules of Procedure. The following contribution concerns the current draft of the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court, which was developed ahead of the broad consultation to be undertaken three months after the signing of the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

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