Edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig A. Nard and Xavier Seuba
Chapter 7: Decision-making in the Unified Patent Court: ensuring a balanced approach
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be a new court system common to the European Union Member States that adopt the unitary patent package. Because of the biases embodied in the UPC institutional setup, there is a risk that non-technical values and interests will be either overlooked or underdeveloped in UPC decision-making. In this chapter, we will analyse how these blind spots can be covered in patent litigation. We will focus on the role of the UPC judges and third parties in establishing a basis for UPC decision-making, and recommend how to interpret the existing rules and principles.
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