UPC Judges recruitment process to start by the end of May:

The UPC Preparatory Committee met in Luxembourg on 14th April 2016  and reached an agreement on the UPC judges’ recruitment package. As explained by the Unified Patent Court this means that judicial appointments can be advertised in May, with the recruitment process starting at the same time.

The Committee also discussed a draft Code of Conduct for practitioners developed by EPLAW, EPLIT, and the epi, which should be agreed at the next meeting of the Committee at the end of May.

This will be completed by a signing ceremony on the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities at the end of June.