Swiss Patent Jurisprudence 2012 Rigamonti Cyrill The new Swiss Federal Patent Court, with nationwide first-instance jurisdiction over all civil patent matters, has been operating since 1 January 2012. This article reviews and contextualizes the most important patent cases the Swiss Federal Patent Court and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. It concludes that the revamped Swiss patent litigation system has the potential of turning Switzerland into a competitive venue for the adjudication of patent matters in Europe. Civil Procedure Expert Opinions Infringement Intellectual Property Inventive Step Litigation Non-obviousness Novelty Patent Court Patents Pre-Trial Precise Description Preliminary Injunctions Provisional Measures Requests for Relief Specialized Courts Specialized Judges Switzerland Taking of Evidence Technical Judges 340 periodical academic journal JIPITEC 4 1 2013 53 62 2190-3387 urn:nbn:de:0009-29-36265 rigamonti2013