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UPC Case Management System experiencing capacity problems

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) opens on 1st June and the Case Management System (CMS) for lodging applications to opt-out patents and patent applications from the jurisdiction of the new court is experiencing problems due to the large number of applications being filed.

There are measures the Court can employ to deal with a failure of the CMS (see here). The UPC can temporarily accept the filing of opt-out applications in hard copy only after the Court has established that the CMS has ceased to function. This has not happened to date.

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