Article 19

1. A training framework for judges, the details of which are set out in the Statute, shall be set up in order to improve and increase available patent litigation expertise and to ensure a broad geographic distribution of such specific knowledge and experience. The facilities for that framework shall be situated in Budapest.

 

2. The training framework shall in particular focus on:

a) internships in national patent courts or divisions of the Court of First Instance hearing a substantial number of patent litigation cases;

b) improvement of linguistic skills;

c) technical aspects of patent law;

d) the dissemination of knowledge and experience in civil procedure for technically qualified judges;

e) the preparation of candidate-judges.

 

3. The training framework shall provide for continuous training. Regular meetings shall be organised between all judges of the Court in order to discuss developments in patent law and to ensure the consistency of the Court’s case law.