The New Swiss Patent Litigation System

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

15 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2011  

Cyrill P. Rigamonti

University of Bern; University of Bern

Date Written: March 30, 2011

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

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1799343

Cyrill P. Rigamonti (Contact Author)

University of Bern ( email )

Institute for Economic Law
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, CH-3012
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.iwr.unibe.ch

University of Bern ( email )

Schanzeneckstrasse 1
Bern, 3012
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.iwr.unibe.ch

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