An International Guide to
Patent Case Management for Judges

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9.6.12 Alternative procedures

It is worth noting for completeness that, in addition to that described above, there are a variety of alternative procedures that the court can be asked to adopt in patents proceedings, including:

  • the Shorter Trials Scheme;
  • the Flexible Trials Scheme; and
  • a streamlined procedure.

All of these variously remove certain aspects of the standard procedure, such as disclosure or cross-examination of all witnesses and experts, reducing the time to trial and the overall cost of proceedings.