Open justice and the UPC – An analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in relation to access to documents


On 10 April 2024, The Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) handed down its eagerly awaited decision in relation to the ability of the public to access documents under Rule 262.1(b) Rules of Procedure (“RoP”). The decision was issued as part of the Ocado v Autostore litigation, the substantive proceedings of which have settled.

Bristows has a particular interest in this decision, having filed a request to intervene during the course of the appeal in the access to documents proceedings in December.

Read the full analysis here

Alternatively, you can read a shorter-form, “rapid reaction” piece here.

Florence Plisner


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