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
Date Written: March 30, 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.
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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