Unified Patent Court
A single patent court for Member States of the European Union
The UPC is an international organisation with the following governing bodies: the Administrative Committee, the Budget Committee and the Advisory Committee.
The Administrative Committee, amongst other things,
The Administrative Committee comprises as members representatives from each state in which the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) is in force as well as observers, including the European Commission.
A list of all the representatives can be found below.
Each state that is a member of the Committee has one vote. The Administrative Committee generally adopts its decisions by a majority of three quarters of the states represented and voting.
A chairperson is elected from amongst the members for a renewable term of three years. The Chairperson of the Administrative Committee is currently Mr Johannes Karcher (DE) and the Deputy Chairperson is Mr Paul van Beukering (NL).
The Administrative Committee has its own Rules of Procedure.
Unified Patent Court:
President of the Court of Appeal and President of the Court of First Instance, assisted by other members of the Presidium and by officials and staff of the Unified Patent Court.
Chairperson of the Budget Committee:
Mr Bruno Leboullenger (FR)
Chairperson of the Advisory Committee:
Mr Willem Hoyng