A Global Blueprint for Patent Judging

Peter Menell

Professor Peter S. Menell and Berkeley Judicial Institute Executive Director Jeremy Fogel collaborated with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in conceiving, designing, and advising “An International Guide to Patent Case Management for Judges,” which was recently released. The guide includes an overview of the patent system in each of the major patent nations and the  European Patent Office, as well as explanations of the roles of the judiciary and patent offices. Each chapter covers specific aspects of the civil patent litigation process, such as early case management, discovery, and remedies. Users can access the whole guide or build a custom road map from the offerings. 

Menell and Allison Schmitt ’15, who directs the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s Life Sciences Project, co-wrote the chapter on the United States. WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that serves as a global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation.