UPC reason four: Well-run Unitary Patent Court…
21 March 2017
It is expected that the UPC will provide robust decisions as a result of the standardised practices between divisions and the diverse and well trained pool of judges. This ensures that issues can be expertly tried and decisions relied upon in territories previously unaccustomed to handling large volumes of patent litigation. This consistency of practice will provide a level playing field for businesses across Europe. Judges have been recruited from a broad range of countries so will be able to apply and interpret the rules of the UPC drawing on the best practices from various jurisdictions.
The court system is intended to operate so that cases can be dealt with quickly from commencement to trial (12 months) and the expectation is that trials will typically last only one day, reducing cost for all parties.
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