UPCA Statues of the Unified Patent Court
(1) The allocation of judges and the assignment of cases to panels shall be governed by the Rules of Procedure. One judge of the panel shall be appointed as the presiding judge, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.
(2) When a case is of exceptional importance, and in particular when the decision may affect the unity and consistency of the case law of the Court, the Court of Appeal may decide, on the basis of a proposal from the presiding judge, to refer the case to the full Court.
(3) The panel may delegate, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, certain functions to one or more of its judges.
(4) One judge of the panel shall act as Rapporteur, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.