Monday, 4 November 2013

Time's running out for would-be UPC judges to apply

Want to be a judge of the soon-to-be-constituted Unified Patent Court? If so, time is running out!  The following announcement appears in the November 2013 issue of the UK Intellectual Property Office's IP Connect e-magazine, received by this blogger today:
UPC- Call for expressions of interest for candidate judges closes 15th November 
The Call for expressions of interest for candidate judges for the Unified Patent Court closes on the 15th November. The call was launched in September by the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, to identify those interested in judicial roles within the Court.

Those interested should submit a submission of a CV and covering letter to the Secretariat of the Preparatory Committee at An application is not a guarantee of selection at the formal application stage, but provides an opportunity for applicants to identify their competence and experience in the field of patent litigation.  It also allows candidates to recognise that there may be skills gaps where training could be started before the UPC formal appointment procedure is launched.
This could be some lucky reader's big chance!

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