“The Spanish position is favorable to have a Community patent and a European unified jurisdiction for patents. Therefore, we do not obstacle moving towards a single legal instrument; what is basically making it difficult for us is the model that the Commission and most member states are adopting and, especially, the fact which discriminates the Spanish language, both at the Community patent and the jurisdiction”.Mr. Casado criticizes that the Unified Patent Court, as actually designed, “contemplates the possibility of technical judges who are not legally trained”. Appointing technical judges has recently been questioned by the European Patent Lawyers' Association in its Resolution on the Draft Agreement 13751/11 of September 2, 2011, posted two weeks ago in PatLit (here).
Furthermore, Mr. Casado claims that “appointing an specific judge for an specific action would go against our judicial security Constitutional principle”.
Full text, in Spanish, can be read here