Research Handbook on Patent Law and Theory
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Research Handbook on Patent Law and Theory

Second Edition

Edited by Toshiko Takenaka

This significantly updated second edition of the Research Handbook on Patent Law provides comprehensive coverage of new research for patent protection in three major jurisdictions: the United States, Europe and Japan.
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Chapter 13: Specialized IP courts: the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Stefan Luginbuehl and Dieter Stauder


The chapter provides an overview of existing specialized general IP and patent courts at the European and world-wide level. The focus lies on the future European Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction concerning the infringement and revocation of classic European patents and future Unitary patents. It will be the first common European civil court that will work under its own rules of procedure. The chapter not only explains the structure of the court but also provides a comparative law analysis of the rules of procedure that provide an interesting compromise between the common law and continental law approach;

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