Preparatory Committee launches Expression of Interests of Candidate Judges

In June this year the Preparatory Committee adopted its organisational rules and a detailed roadmap. One of the priorities of the roadmap is to contribute to the nomination process of the first group of candidate judges and to ensure the organization of the training of candidate judges in the preparatory phase. Today the Preparatory Committee launches for this purpose a call for expression of interest, both for the position of legally as well as technically qualified judges of the future UPC.

Please take time to read the call for expression of interests note and the Rules of pre-selection procedure.

TO NOTE in particular the closing date of this call for interest is 15 NOVEMBER 2013. Applications should be submitted in one of official languages of the European Patent Office (DE/EN/FR) and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a letter setting out reasons supporting the application, and also photocopies of supporting documents. Applications are to be addressed to the attention of Mr. Paul van Beukering, Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and must be sent electronically by e-mail to