In June 2013 the Preparatory Committee adopted its organisational rules along with a detailed roadmap. One of the priorities of the roadmap was to contribute to the nomination process of the first group of candidate judges for the Unified Patent Court. On 30 November 2013 the Preparatory Committee launched a call for expression of interest in those judging positions.
It was recently announced (31 March) that the Preparatory Committee will discuss recommendations from the Advisory Panel, and should be able to approve a provisional list of potential candidate judges at its next meeting in early July. Individuals who had submitted a formal expression of interest are to receive individual letters in the weeks following that meeting.