Switzerland plans to establish a new Federal Patent Court

In Switzerland, a new Federal Patent Court is planned which is to have exclusive jurisdiction over both, validity and infringement of patents which are valid in Switzerland. Both aspects can be dealt with in one and the same procedure. The language of the proceedings will be German, French, Italian or even, if the parties agree, English. Judgments of the Federal Patent Court can be appealed to the Federal Supreme Court which, in principle, would only examine whether or not the law had been correctly applied.