Article 57

Court experts

Agreement On A Unified Patent Court

Part 3 – Organisation and Procedural Provisions

Chapter 4 – Powers Of The Court

Article 57 – Court experts
  1. Without prejudice to the possibility for the parties to produce expert evidence, the Court may at any time appoint court experts in order to provide expertise for specific aspects of the case. The Court shall provide such expert with all information necessary for the provision of the expert advice.
  2. To this end, an indicative list of experts shall be drawn up by the Court in accordance with the Rules of Procedure. That list shall be kept by the Registrar.
  3. The court experts shall guarantee independence and impartiality. Rules governing conflicts of interest applicable to judges set out in Article 7 of the Statute shall by analogy apply to court experts.
  4. Expert advice given to the Court by court experts shall be made available to the parties which shall have the possibility to comment on it.

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Rule 188 – Hearing of a court expert