aid those already practising
Practising patent law? Planning to litigate in the new but not yet operational Unified Patent Court? If so, this may be for you. Today the Unified Patent Court website has posted the following information:
Draft proposal for rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications
At its meeting on 3 September 2015 the Preparatory Committee agreed the draft proposal for the Rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications. The Explanatory memorandum and a copy of the Draft Rules are available.
The Explanatory memorandum is nine pages long, while the 22 draft rules take up just eight pages. There's good news for grandfathers, in that some existing qualifications will be recognised, and those who have had a hand in three pieces of patent litigation over the past five years too.
The draft Rules make no reference to solo practitioners or to the size or resources of practices.