Friday, 1 April 2011

Swiss claims may be gone, but Swiss patent litigation has just got modern

"The New Swiss Patent Litigation System" is the title of an article hot off the press from JIPITEC (the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law). You can read in full here, and also via SSRN here.  According to the abstract,
" Switzerland is about to implement a completely new patent litigation system, following the establishment of a new specialized federal patent trial court and the replacement of twenty-six cantonal codes of civil procedure with a single uniform federal code of civil procedure. This  article provides an overview of the general structure and the most important features of the new patent litigation system that may be of interest to international patent litigants and litigators."
The author is Professor Cyrill Rigamonti (Universität Bern, Institut für Wirtschaftsrecht), who is plainly a true IP enthusiast.  PatLit looks forward to seeing more of his work in the future.

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