EPLIT was formed at the end of 2013 as a non-profit making organization, with the seat in Paris.

The objectives of the Association are:

  1. To promote user-friendly, fair, efficient and cost-effective patent litigation in Europe, in particular litigation before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  2. To promote any measures for improving patent litigation, in particular before the Unified Patent Court
  3. To increase and strengthen the relationships between practitioners entitled to represent Parties in patent disputes in Europe, and
  4. To encourage information exchange between its members.

European Patent Attorneys having appropriate qualification in patent litigation are eligible for membership. All other patent practitioners qualified according to Article 48(1) or (4) of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) are welcome to join as associate members.