1. The Court is composed of both qualified legal judges and technically qualified judges. Judges maintain the highest standards of competency and have proven experience in patent litigation. Unlike the uniform nature of a European patent application, a European patent issued is in fact not unitary in nature, with the exception of the centralised opposition procedure (which can be initiated within nine months of the issuance of someone other than the patent holder) and centralised procedures for limitation and revocation (which can only be initiated by the patent holder). [56] In other words, a European patent in a contracting state, i.e. a "national" European patent [notes 7], is effectively independent of the same European patent in any other contracting state, with the exception of the procedures of opposition, limitation and revocation. The application of a European patent is dealt with by national legislation. [57] The revocation or limitation of the European patent in one state does not affect the European patent in other states. the manufacture, supply, marketing or use of a patented product or the import or storage of the product for these purposes; Since the unitary patent is introduced by an EU regulation, it is expected to be valid not only on the continent of participating Member States who are contracting parties to the UPC, but also in their specific territories which are part of the European Union. From April 2014, these will be the following fourteen areas: that is why the Commission is working on a series of measures to help SMEs apply for and manage uniform patents and other European intellectual property rights. In the coming months, we will be working on unitary patent protection, which will make the existing European system simpler and cheaper for inventors.

It will end complex validation requirements and significantly reduce costly translation requirements in participating countries. It should therefore stimulate research, development and investment in innovation and help boost growth in the EU. Unitary patents will enable unitary patent protection to be obtained in up to 25 EU Member States by filing a single application with the EPO, which will simplify and make the procedure simpler and less costly for applicants. (9) Where evidence retention measures are repealed or rendered by an act or omission of the plaintiff, or if there is subsequent evidence that there is no infringement or threat of patent infringement, the court may, at the defendant`s request, order the plaintiff to grant the defendant an appropriate remedy for the harm suffered by these measures. (5) If, in a final decision, the Court of Justice withdraws all or part of a patent, it sends to the European Patent Office and, with regard to a European patent, a copy of the decision to the National Patent Office of a relevant contracting Member State. 2. Any panel of a local division of a contracting Member State which, for a period of three consecutive years before or after this agreement came into force, has opened on average less than fifty patent proceedings per calendar year, in a composition of a judge qualified as law, national of the contracting Member State which houses the local division concerned, and two legal judges who are not nationals of the contract , Member States and are allocated on a case-by-case basis in the pool of judges covered by Article 18, paragraph 3.

1. The Court is composed of both qualified legal judges and technically qualified judges. Judges maintain the highest standards of competency and have proven experience in patent litigation. Unlike the uniform nature of a European patent application, a European patent issued is in fact not unitary in nature, with the exception of the centralised opposition procedure (which can be initiated within nine months of the issuance of someone other than the patent holder) and centralised procedures for limitation and revocation (which can only be initiated by the patent holder). [56] In other words, a European patent in a contracting state, i.e. a "national" European patent [notes 7], is effectively independent of the same European patent in any other contracting state, with the exception of the procedures of opposition, limitation and revocation. The application of a European patent is dealt with by national legislation. [57] The revocation or limitation of the European patent in one state does not affect the European patent in other states. the manufacture, supply, marketing or use of a patented product or the import or storage of the product for these purposes; Since the unitary patent is introduced by an EU regulation, it is expected to be valid not only on the continent of participating Member States who are contracting parties to the UPC, but also in their specific territories which are part of the European Union. From April 2014, these will be the following fourteen areas: that is why the Commission is working on a series of measures to help SMEs apply for and manage uniform patents and other European intellectual property rights. In the coming months, we will be working on unitary patent protection, which will make the existing European system simpler and cheaper for inventors.

It will end complex validation requirements and significantly reduce costly translation requirements in participating countries. It should therefore stimulate research, development and investment in innovation and help boost growth in the EU. Unitary patents will enable unitary patent protection to be obtained in up to 25 EU Member States by filing a single application with the EPO, which will simplify and make the procedure simpler and less costly for applicants. (9) Where evidence retention measures are repealed or rendered by an act or omission of the plaintiff, or if there is subsequent evidence that there is no infringement or threat of patent infringement, the court may, at the defendant`s request, order the plaintiff to grant the defendant an appropriate remedy for the harm suffered by these measures. (5) If, in a final decision, the Court of Justice withdraws all or part of a patent, it sends to the European Patent Office and, with regard to a European patent, a copy of the decision to the National Patent Office of a relevant contracting Member State. 2. Any panel of a local division of a contracting Member State which, for a period of three consecutive years before or after this agreement came into force, has opened on average less than fifty patent proceedings per calendar year, in a composition of a judge qualified as law, national of the contracting Member State which houses the local division concerned, and two legal judges who are not nationals of the contract , Member States and are allocated on a case-by-case basis in the pool of judges covered by Article 18, paragraph 3.

1. The Court is composed of both qualified legal judges and technically qualified judges. Judges maintain the highest standards of competency and have proven experience in patent litigation. Unlike the uniform nature of a European patent application, a European patent issued is in fact not unitary in nature, with the exception of the centralised opposition procedure (which can be initiated within nine months of the issuance of someone other than the patent holder) and centralised procedures for limitation and revocation (which can only be initiated by the patent holder). [56] In other words, a European patent in a contracting state, i.e. a "national" European patent [notes 7], is effectively independent of the same European patent in any other contracting state, with the exception of the procedures of opposition, limitation and revocation. The application of a European patent is dealt with by national legislation. [57] The revocation or limitation of the European patent in one state does not affect the European patent in other states. the manufacture, supply, marketing or use of a patented product or the import or storage of the product for these purposes; Since the unitary patent is introduced by an EU regulation, it is expected to be valid not only on the continent of participating Member States who are contracting parties to the UPC, but also in their specific territories which are part of the European Union. From April 2014, these will be the following fourteen areas: that is why the Commission is working on a series of measures to help SMEs apply for and manage uniform patents and other European intellectual property rights. In the coming months, we will be working on unitary patent protection, which will make the existing European system simpler and cheaper for inventors.

It will end complex validation requirements and significantly reduce costly translation requirements in participating countries. It should therefore stimulate research, development and investment in innovation and help boost growth in the EU. Unitary patents will enable unitary patent protection to be obtained in up to 25 EU Member States by filing a single application with the EPO, which will simplify and make the procedure simpler and less costly for applicants. (9) Where evidence retention measures are repealed or rendered by an act or omission of the plaintiff, or if there is subsequent evidence that there is no infringement or threat of patent infringement, the court may, at the defendant`s request, order the plaintiff to grant the defendant an appropriate remedy for the harm suffered by these measures. (5) If, in a final decision, the Court of Justice withdraws all or part of a patent, it sends to the European Patent Office and, with regard to a European patent, a copy of the decision to the National Patent Office of a relevant contracting Member State. 2. Any panel of a local division of a contracting Member State which, for a period of three consecutive years before or after this agreement came into force, has opened on average less than fifty patent proceedings per calendar year, in a composition of a judge qualified as law, national of the contracting Member State which houses the local division concerned, and two legal judges who are not nationals of the contract , Member States and are allocated on a case-by-case basis in the pool of judges covered by Article 18, paragraph 3.

1. The Court is composed of both qualified legal judges and technically qualified judges. Judges maintain the highest standards of competency and have proven experience in patent litigation. Unlike the uniform nature of a European patent application, a European patent issued is in fact not unitary in nature, with the exception of the centralised opposition procedure (which can be initiated within nine months of the issuance of someone other than the patent holder) and centralised procedures for limitation and revocation (which can only be initiated by the patent holder). [56] In other words, a European patent in a contracting state, i.e. a "national" European patent [notes 7], is effectively independent of the same European patent in any other contracting state, with the exception of the procedures of opposition, limitation and revocation. The application of a European patent is dealt with by national legislation. [57] The revocation or limitation of the European patent in one state does not affect the European patent in other states. the manufacture, supply, marketing or use of a patented product or the import or storage of the product for these purposes; Since the unitary patent is introduced by an EU regulation, it is expected to be valid not only on the continent of participating Member States who are contracting parties to the UPC, but also in their specific territories which are part of the European Union. From April 2014, these will be the following fourteen areas: that is why the Commission is working on a series of measures to help SMEs apply for and manage uniform patents and other European intellectual property rights. In the coming months, we will be working on unitary patent protection, which will make the existing European system simpler and cheaper for inventors.

It will end complex validation requirements and significantly reduce costly translation requirements in participating countries. It should therefore stimulate research, development and investment in innovation and help boost growth in the EU. Unitary patents will enable unitary patent protection to be obtained in up to 25 EU Member States by filing a single application with the EPO, which will simplify and make the procedure simpler and less costly for applicants. (9) Where evidence retention measures are repealed or rendered by an act or omission of the plaintiff, or if there is subsequent evidence that there is no infringement or threat of patent infringement, the court may, at the defendant`s request, order the plaintiff to grant the defendant an appropriate remedy for the harm suffered by these measures. (5) If, in a final decision, the Court of Justice withdraws all or part of a patent, it sends to the European Patent Office and, with regard to a European patent, a copy of the decision to the National Patent Office of a relevant contracting Member State. 2. Any panel of a local division of a contracting Member State which, for a period of three consecutive years before or after this agreement came into force, has opened on average less than fifty patent proceedings per calendar year, in a composition of a judge qualified as law, national of the contracting Member State which houses the local division concerned, and two legal judges who are not nationals of the contract , Member States and are allocated on a case-by-case basis in the pool of judges covered by Article 18, paragraph 3.