The UPC Preparatory Committee has published a draft of the UPC Mediation Rules.  These are the rules of mediation of the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre, which will provide facilities and support for the settlement of disputes relating to Unitary patents and European patents for which the Unified Patent Court is exclusively competent. The Centre will be in Ljubjana and Lisbon.  The Preparatory Committee agreed the draft rules of mediation at its last meeting (on 7/8 December 2015) and published them yesterday (here), noting that these will be subject to “legal scrubbing” and possible further work to align them with other rules.