Patent Court Test-Drives Its International Chamber
Gearing up Towards the International Chamber, the Patent Court Holds
a Pilot English Trial in a Case Involving a Foreign Party
◎ The Patent Court is holding a pilot trial in English in its courtroom 301 on June 28, 2017 (Wed) 3:00-4:00 PM on a refusal-to-register case (patent), Case No. 2016Heo7695. (See attached Overview of the Case on Pilot Trial for the International Chamber.)
◎ The Call for the International Chamber and the Pilot Trial in English
- The demand for English trials has been repeatedly raised by foreign parties, who took up over 40% of the 611 cases adjudicated by the Patent Court in 2016.
- Amid the accelerating competition to take the lead in the realm of global intellectual property in the knowledge-based society, parties at home and abroad are calling for establishment of the International Chamber that provides an opportunity to argue cases in English, which will be a stepping stone for the country to become a global hub for patent litigation.