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UPC – The Unified Patent Court appoints 21 technically qualified judges

Posted: August 10th, 2023

Communication – The Unified Patent Court appoints 21 technically qualified judges

Following the decision of the Administrative Committee dated 2 June 2023, 21 new technically qualified judges have been appointed to the UPC.

Following a recent recruitment procedure, which took place during spring 2023, 21 new technically qualified judges have been appointed to the Court.

Appointments to the Court are the result of an extensive selection process concluded by the adoption, by the Administrative Committee, of the list of most suitable candidate judges as proposed by the UPC’s Advisory Committee.

The Administrative Committee’s decision on the appointment of the newly recruited TQJs was taken on 2 June 2023. Further appointment of TQJs are expected to take place later this year, with candidates to be contacted for interviews in the upcoming weeks.

You may find below the current list of newly appointed technically qualified judges with corresponding technical field(s) and date of appointment.

Gabriele Alt (DE) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Biotechnology

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Graham Ashley (DE/UK) – Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Xavier Dorland-Galliot (FR) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Biotechnology

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Guillaume Faget (FR) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Nicolai Geier (DE) – Mechanical Engineering; Physics

– date of appointment: 1.08.2023

Andreas Gustafsson (SE) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Biotechnology

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Anna Hedberg (SE) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Biotechnology

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Merja Annikki Heikkinen-Keinänen (FI) – Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Hergen Kapels (DE) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 1.08.2023

Klaus Loibner (AT) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Udo Matter (DE) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 1.09.2023

Jeroen Meewisse (NL) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 7.08.2023

Stefanie Philipps (DE) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics

– date of appointment: 16.08.2023

Kerstin Roselinger (SE) – Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Wiem Samoud (FR) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Alessandra Sani (IT/DE) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 1.10.2023

Beate Schenk (DE) – Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 1.08.2023

Anthony Soledade (FR) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Jürgen Tischler (DE) – Electricity and Physics

– date of appointment: 1.08.2023

Marc van der Burg (NL) – Mechanical Engineering

– date of appointment: 17.07.2023

Erwin Wismeth (DE) – Chemistry and Pharmaceutics; Physics

– date of appointment: 9.10.2023

The original communication can be found here.

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