Starting tomorrow morning, external users can test the sunrise functionalities of the Unified Patent Court’s case management system for a three week period, until 16 December 2022.

According to an announcement on the UPC’s website, ‘all tests will be carried out in the CMS test environment. This environment is a copy of the CMS production environment that will be launched in the Sunrise period.

Users can access the test environment using this link.

The aim of the CMS practice period is to validate that the CMS fits into the real world environment. In addition, It will allow users to test Sunrise CMS functionalities and confirm that all system components operate together and comply with legal and business requirements.’

The strong authentication is not yet activated in the CMS test environment. Users can test this functionality starting from 10 December.



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  1. Alright! Not all is lost. Strong authentication can be tested from 10 December on (if it is not postponed for another few days). If the ordered hardware and software is not working, we can easily try another provider which can send us the new hardware surely within 10 days or so. And then, what is then? Christmas! Which for sure will not lead to any other delay. So some of us might have the running hardware and software by middle of January (hopefully). I can’t help but write this with much cynism. Well done, UPC.

    1. I hear that’s trending, as Christmas present, a functioning physical authentication device. A very unique gift.

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