Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA)
"Draft Agreement on the Establishment of a European
Patent Litigation System" and "Draft Statute of the European
A drafting committee of the EPO transferred the finalized "Third
Proposal for an EPLP" into treaty language. The organization of the
court and the procedure have been separated and drafted into two separate
proposals. The term "European Patent Litigation Protocol (EPLP)"
was replaced by "European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA)"
for reasons of international law. The first two drafts were discussed
at the 6th meeting of the Sub-group of the Working Party on Litigation
and are now available in finalized versions. The proposals will be submitted
by the Sub-group for opinion at the upcoming meeting of the Working Party
on Litigation (December 3 - 5). The meeting will be chaired by Switzerland
161 KB and draft
Any comments or suggestions regarding the proposals can be sent to us
by November 27, 2002.
For further information please contact:
Federal Institute of Intellectual PropertyFelix Addor
Tel. +41 (0)31 377 72 01
Fax +41 (0)31 377 79 02
Tel. +41 (0)31 377 72 05
Fax +41 (0)31 377 79 05
Berne, November 18, 2002