Myles Jelf spoke with specialist magazine MIP about the new case management system (CMS) developed for the UPC.
Myles, who is co-head of patent litigation at our firm, was one of a few patent lawyers given a preview of the UPC’s new CMS in a pilot training session earlier this month. The session gave the participants a glimpse of how the Rules of Procedures would work in practice.
Myles told MIP it was obvious that a huge amount of technical work had gone into developing the software. He went on to compare the software to the filing system in the UK, describing the CMS as “much more interactive and complex”.
There were concerns among some of the lawyers that, because the CMS has been designed according to the complex Rules of Procedures, it may lack flexibility or room for workarounds. Myles partially agreed, acknowledging that litigators want to be able to try different interpretations of the rules. However, he added that had not felt that any part of the CMS was “too prescriptive” or would stop him from doing anything he wanted to do.
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