The New Swiss Patent Litigation System

Cyrill P. Rigamonti

University of Bern; University of Bern

March 30, 2011

Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and e-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, p. 3, 2011

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 an analysis of the most important features of the new Swiss patent litigation system.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Patents, Litigation, Switzerland, Patent Court, Specialized Courts, Preliminary Injunctions, Provisional Measures, Civil Procedure, Expert Opinions, Jurisdiction, Remedies, Descriptive Seizure, Saisie Helvétique, Zurich Route

JEL Classification: K00, K11, K19, K39, K41

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Date posted: April 1, 2011  

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Rigamonti, Cyrill P., The New Swiss Patent Litigation System (March 30, 2011). Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and e-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, p. 3, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1799343

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University of Bern ( email )
Institute for Economic Law
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, CH-3012
HOME PAGE: http://www.iwr.unibe.ch
University of Bern ( email )
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, 3012
HOME PAGE: http://www.iwr.unibe.ch
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