Friday, 29 November 2013

First catch your judges, then you can train them

First, catch your judge ...
Two interesting items appeared in this blogger's in-box this week.  The first was an announcement, reproduced in full below, on the first training course for Europe's new generation of patent judges:
Please be kindly informed that the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, in cooperation with the European Patent Office, jointly organise a conference on the training of the Unified Patent Court’s judges. The conference will take place in conjunction with the inauguration of the building of the Training Centre in Budapest. 
When? 13-14 March 2014 
Please save these dates in your calendar of next year. 
We will keep you updated on the programme and further details of the event. 
UPC Training Conference Team 
Hungarian Intellectual Property Office
The second was a link to Miguel Montana's post on the Kluwer Patent Blog to the effect that, of the 1,300 applicants for consideration as judges for the new Unified Patent Court, not a single soul was eligible.

Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions.

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