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The New Swiss Patent Ligitation System

Author(s): Cyrill Rigamonti

Journal: JIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law
ISSN 2190-3387

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Civil Procedure | Descriptive Seizure | Expert Opinions | Jurisdiction | Litigation | Patent Court | Patents Preliminary | Injunctions | Provisional Measures | Remedies | Saisie Helvétique | Specialized Courts | Switzerland | Zurich Route

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 the most important features of the new patent litigation system that may be of interest to international patent litigants and litigators.

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