The Expert Group chaired by Mr. Kevin Mooney has carefully studied the comments received by the Secretariat of the Preparatory Committee in the written consultation on the Draft Rules of Procedure of the future Unified Patent Court which was open from 25 June to 1 October 2013.
1. Both within the Preparatory Committee as in public debates the question has arisen whether the Agreement on the unified patent court (hereafter: 'the Agreement' or "UPCA") will apply to patents that are opted out.
When we took up the role of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee in March this year we wondered how much progress the Committee would be able to make before the turn of the year. The task ahead of us was not only significant but colossal.
In June this year the Preparatory Committee adopted its organisational rules and a detailed roadmap.
The Commission has tabled a proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, aiming at ensuring compliance bet
The Preparatory Committee held its second meeting on 11 June 2013 in Brussels.
Meeting notes will be made available shortly.