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Rule 11Settlement

1. At any stage of the proceedings, if the Court is of the opinion that the dispute is suitable for a settlement, it may propose that the parties make use of the facilities of the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre (“the Centre”) in order to settle or to explore a settlement of the dispute. In particular the judge-rapporteur shall during the interim procedure, especially at an interim conference in accordance with Rule 104(d), [1] explore with the parties the possibility of a settlement, including through mediation and/or arbitration, using the facilities of the Centre. Parties who choose mediation in an attempt to settle a dispute are subsequently not prevented from initiating judicial proceedings before the Court in relation to that dispute by the expiry of limitation or prescrip
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The interim conference shall enable the judge-rapporteur to:
(a) identify main issues and determine which relevant facts are in dispute;
(b) where appropriate, clarify the position of the parties as regards those issues and facts;
(c) establish a schedule for the further progress of the proceedings;
(d) explore with the parties the possibilities to settle the dispute or to make use of the facilities of the Centre;