The judicial salaries for full-time UPC judges has been announced. The net salary for a judge in the Court of First Instance has been set at €11,000 per month (€132,000 per annum). Judges in the Court of Appeal will earn €12,000 per month (€144,000 per annum), net. The arrangements for judicial pensions and allowances still have to be finalised. The question remains whether the UPC salary and pension package will be enough to attract experienced European patent judges to the UPC. A recruitment timetable is expected to be agreed in April in the next Preparatory Committee.