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The Budget Committee is one of the two governing bodies of the UPC next to the Administrative Committee. There is also an Advisory Committee to the UPC.


The main tasks of the Budget Committee are in particular:

  • To adopt the budget of the Court as proposed by the Presidium;
  • To approve the annual accounts and the annual report of the Court as submitted by the Presidium.

The Budget Committee currently comprises representatives from each State having ratified the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PPA) as well as observers. It is also possible for the Budget Committee to invite experts to its meetings.

Each State that is a member of the Committee has one vote. The Budget Committee adopts its decisions by a simple majority. However, a majority of three-quarters is needed for the adoption of the budget.

The Budget Committee elects a chairperson from amongst the members, for a renewable term of three years. The Chairperson of the Budget Committee is currently Mr Bruno Leboullenger (FR). The Deputy Chairperson is Mr Theis Bødker Jensen (DK).

The Budget Committee has its own Rules of Procedure


Once the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) will have entered into force, representatives from each State in which the UPCA is in force will be members of the Budget Committee.

A list of all the representatives can be found below.

COMPOSITION OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE

Chairperson:
Mr Bruno Leboullenger (FR)
Deputy Chairperson:
Mr Theis Bødker Jensen (DK)
  • AT: Austria
    Member:
    Mr Andrea Scheichl
    Alternate member:
    Mr Gerard Pilz
  • BE: Belgium
    Member:
    Mr Denis Mailleux
    Alternate member:
    Mr Ben De Temmerman
  • BG: Bulgaria
    Member:
    Ms Vladia Borissova
    Alternate member:
    Ms Iveta Istiliyanova
  • DK: Denmark
    Member:
    Mr Theis Bødker Jensen
    Alternate member:
    Mr Flemming Kønig Mejl
  • EE: Estonia
    Member:
    Ms Aasa Süld
  • FI: Finland
    Member:
    [active]
  • FR: France
    Member:
    Mr Max Brunner
  • DE: Germany
    Member:
    Mr Christian Wichard
    Alternate member:
    Mr Johannes Karcher
  • IT: Italy
    Member:
    Ms Fabio Cantale
  • LU: Luxembourg
    Member:
    Mr Jean Olinger
    Alternate member:
    Mr Nicola Schreiner
  • NL: Netherlands
    Member:
    Mr Nick Kruijsen
    Alternate member:
    Ms Marja van der Sluis
  • SI: Slovenia
    Member:
    Ms Jana Lovšin
    Alternate member:
    Ms Tina Teržan
  • SE: Sweden
    Member:
    Ms Sofia Säterskog
    Alternate member
    Mr Peter Bringle
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Spain (ES)

Unified Patent Court:

President of the Court of Appeal and President of the Court of First Instance, assisted by other members of the Presidium and by officials and staff of the Unified Patent Court.

Acting chairman of the Administrative Committee: Mr Johannes Karcher (DE)

Chairman of the Advisory Committee: Mr Willem Hoyng

  • European Union (represented by the European Commission);
  • European Patent Organisation – also acting as experts in the Budget Committee ;