An International Guide to
Patent Case Management for Judges

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9.6.11 Pre-trial review

A few weeks, typically three to five weeks, before the trial, the court will hold a hearing called a pre-trial review to carry out any case management required to ensure the trial runs smoothly. This provides the opportunity for any procedural matters outstanding to be sorted out and arrangements made for trial, such as arranging for witness evidence to be given remotely or for the court to sit late to accommodate a witness’s availability.