Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (RoP)
Language of the proceedings before the central division
- Where the language of the proceedings before the regional division or the local division which referred the Counterclaim for revocation to the central division is not the language in which the patent was granted, the judge-rapporteur may order that the parties lodge, within a period of 21 days, a translation in the language in which the patent was granted of any written pleadings and such other documents lodged during the written procedure as the judge-rapporteur may direct. The period may be extended by the judge-rapporteur on a reasoned request by a party.
- Where appropriate, the judge-rapporteur may specify in his order that only excerpts of parties' written pleadings and other documents shall be translated.
Where the language of the proceedings before the regional division or the local division is the language in which the patent was granted the pleadings served in accordance with Rules 24, 25, 29, 29a, 30 and 32 shall stand.
Status: 15th draft of 31st May 2013