The Committee met in Luxembourg on 14 April 2016, it was a great opportunity for committee members to be able to view the UPC Court of Appeal building at Nouvel Hémicycle, 1, rue du Fort Thüngen.
At its last meeting the Preparatory Committee agreed the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs for the UPC.
The Preparatory Committee also agreed the Guidelines for the determination of Court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs of the successful party, and these can be found here.
February 24-25 the Preparatory Committee returned to its place of birth – the French Permanent Representation in Brussels – where the inaugural meeting of the Committee was held almost three years ago. The agenda was full and covered several decision points.
There are a number of UPC divisions which have now confirmed their locations. These are:
The latest interview by the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee on developments on the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent.
The Committee held its thirteenth meeting at the Italian permanent representation of the European Union, December 7-8. The meeting started with the election of a new Chair and Vice Chair.
At its last meeting the UPC Preparatory Committee adopted the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, subject to some further adaptations once the Committee has decided on the court fees. This is a major milestone in the progress of the Committee's work.
The permanent representation of Sweden hosted the 12th preparatory committee.
Today, October 1st 2015, a protocol to the UPC Agreement has been signed by representatives of member states in the margins on the Competitiveness Council meeting. This protocol will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement to be applied early.