IEF 20482

Willem Hoyng: German French UPC Supremacy?

Under the heading Juve Patent Survey 2021 Juve uses the title “UPC favourites: French and German judges dominate”. Juve suggests that its findings are based on Juve’s own worldwide survey of 1300 “patent experts”.

We do not know (other than the indication “heads of patent departments in selected technology companies across Europe as well as lawyers and patent attorneys with patents experience”) who these 1300 patent experts are; how many of these so-called experts have litigated patent cases; and how many of them have litigated several cases in front of the judges they nominate and/or have studied in depth the decisions of these judges.

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