Draft rules of Procedure- what is happening now?

The UPC Select Committee held its 9th meeting in The Hague on 24 June 2014.

The Committee has adopted in principle the Draft Rules  relating to Unitary Patent Protection, with the exception of some technical aspects that require further discussion and one rule relating to financial aspects that will be discussed after the summer holiday together with other financial issues. These draft Rules concern the procedures that will be applied by the EPO in carrying out the administrative tasks relating to the European patent with unitary effect.

Work on the level of renewal fees which will have to be fixed by the participating Member States in the Select Committee continued on the basis of two further presentations given by the Office on simulations of fee scenarios and their financial implications for the Office. This work will continue in October.