Casalonga UPC rules of procedure
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ARTICLE 2Eligibility of judges

(1) Any person who is a national of a Contracting Member State and fulfils the conditions set out in Article 15 [1] of the Agreement and in this Statute may be appointed as a judge.

(2) Judges shall have a good command of at least one official language of the European Patent Office.

(3) Experience with patent litigation which has to be proven for the appointment pursuant to Article 15(1) [2] of the Agreement may be acquired by training under Article 11(4)(a) [3] of this Statute.
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[1-
(1) The Court shall comprise both legally qualified judges and technically qualified judges. Judges shall ensure the highest standards of competence and shall have proven experience in the field of patent litigation.
(2) Legally qualified judges shall possess the qualifications required for appointment to judicial offices in a Contracting Member State.
(3) Technically qualified judges shall have a university degree and proven expertise in a field of technology. They shall also have proven knowledge of civil law and procedure relevant in patent litigation.

[2-
(1) The Court shall comprise both legally qualified judges and technically qualified judges. Judges shall ensure the highest standards of competence and shall have proven experience in the field of patent litigation.

[3-
(4) The training framework shall in addition:
(a) ensure appropriate training for candidate-judges and newly appointed judges of the Court;