Edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig A. Nard and Xavier Seuba
Chapter 8: The Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre: a centre of opportunities
Article 35 of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) establishes a ‘Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre’ which will provide facilities for mediation and arbitration of patent disputes falling within the scope of the UPCA. It will also establish the rules on mediation and arbitration and will draw up a list of mediators and arbitrators to assist parties in the settlement of their disputes. In this chapter, an overview is provided (i) explaining the unique position the UPC has created in the dispute resolution market (one-stop shop dispute resolution system) and (ii) examining the Operational Rules.
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