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Communication on improvements measures for the CMS
We have taken or envisaged to take the following actions to guarantee appropriate performance of the key Sunrise functionalities of the CMS.
COMMUNICATION – OATH TAKING OF THE JUDGES OF THE UNIFIED PATENT COURT
Communication on the oath taking of the judges of the Unified Patent Court (EN, FR, DE)
Decision on the provisional distribution of actions related to patents in IPC sections (A) and (C) pending before the central division
In its meeting of 8 May 2023, the Presidium of the Unified Patent Court decided that, as from 1 June 2023, actions pending before the central division related to patents in IPC section (A) shall be assigned to the seat in Paris while actions related to patents in IPC section (C) shall be assigned to the section in Munich.
Message from the Court
Dear Users, As you are aware, we are getting close to the end of the sunrise period. The resulting acceleration of the pace of opt-outs being filed during these last weeks means that the CMS is now under considerable pressure.
The Unified Patent Court provides practical information about the upcoming launch of the CMS Entry Into Force (EIF) external practice period
The UPC will offer a dedicated CMS platform to allow external users to practice EIF functionalities. This practice period will start as of the 29th of May and will last for an unlimited duration.
UPC Case Management System – Update
Please be informed that the API giving the status of the request (requestStatus) returns now some additional status. The latest documentation has been published in the website and is available for you : A2A Public Version – V8 – Guide v2.7 (page 15). UPC IT Team
Designation of Presiding judges
Designation of presiding judges
End of CMS maintenance period
Please be advised that the scheduled technical maintenance on the CMS has been successfully completed. Therefore, the CMS is available again starting from today 07/04/2023 12 noon CET.
Announcement CMS maintenance period
From the 4th of April 8 pm CET to the 7th of April 8 pm CET the CMS will be offline for technical maintenance reason.
Further information from the Registrar
Clarification of news item dated 24 March 2023.