Unified Patent Court
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On the 1st of June, the Unified Patent Court is set to start the Entry Into Force version of the CMS. This communication aims at providing detailed information regarding the actions that the UPC will perform before the 1st of June in order to prepare and secure the CMS version of Entry Into Force.
(News initially published on 17 of May 2023)
The UPC will run a sequence of key IT tasks that will have an impact on the external users. Below are those activities:
1. CMS CERUS(Pre-production environment) :as of the 26/05, 9AM CET, the CMS CERUS environmentused for the Sunrise practice will be offline until the 29/05, 9AM CET, the CERUS environment will be upgraded to be available with EIF functionalities. The APIs will be unavailable and all other CMS connected functionalities will be off during this period.
2. CMS CERUS(Pre-production environment): as of 29/05, 9AM CET, external users will be able to start the passive practice of EIF functionalities.The Court will not provide support nor process any cases on this environment.
3. CMS(Production environment):as of 31/05, 9AM CET, the CMS production will be offline until the 01/06, 9AM CET: the CMS environment will be upgraded with EIF functionalities. This means that APIs will be unavailable and queues will be stopped (it will no longer be possible to perform massive opt-outs via APIas of 31/05, 9AM CET. The ongoing opt-outs will be stored and the processing of them will resume as of 1st of June at 9AM CET.Logging of “new” opt-outswill be possible again from 01/06, 9AM CET.
We suggest that the “last” massive batch of opt-outs, prior to the EIF launch date, is sent for the 30/05 at 4PM CET. As a reminder, please do not use the CERUS test environment if you wish to effectively start an EIF procedure.
The CMS authentication process works with a strong authentication scheme. In order to use the CMS, you will need to create an official personal account on the production environment accessible on the following link: https://cms.unified-patent-court.org/login. If you have already created your account during Sunrise period, you don’t need to create a new one.
URL link for the CMS (Production) : https://cms.unified-patent-court.org/login
URL link for the CMS CERUS (Pre-Production) : https://cerus.unified-patent-court.org/login
More information on how to create an account is available under the following link.