The Preparatory Committee responsible for the Rules of Procedure of the new Unified Patent Court has published the 16th Draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court. It can be found here:
The Committee has also prepared a helpful table summarising the changes made following the lengthy public consultation from 25 June to 1 October 2013:
This publication is for information only and does not represent a request for further comments. There will, however, be an oral hearing held by the Legal Group during 2014 at which further comments on all suggested amendments can be presented. Further details on the timing of the oral hearing will be provided once they are available.
Detail on the new Unified Patent system in Europe can be found on our website here.