The Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) have been adopted by the UPC Preparatory Committee at their meeting on 19 October 2015, after 18 draft versions and input from parties interested in the UPC through a consultation. The Rules of Procedure provide the fundamental framework and functioning of the Court.

The Preparatory Committee’s announcement can be found here, and the adopted version of the Rules can be found here. The adopted version of the Rules will be adapted further when the Committee has decided on the exact fee structure.  However, these changes will not significantly affect how the court will function.