Course on Patent Litigation in Europe


The 16th edition of the Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe will be launched next October 2018. This course started in 2003 as a joint initiative of the Institute of Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) and the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg, under the direction of Mr Walter Holzer, former President of epi.

The course was born with the vision that one day a unified patent system would exist in Europe, and that European patent attorneys would become litigators of that system. The objective of the course, in 2003 and nowadays, is to offer to European patent attorneys the possibility to specialize in comparative European patent litigation and prepare them for the advent of the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court.

Speakers of the program include leading authorities and renowned judges and practitioners, and the program consists of a combination of lectures, practical cases and a mock trial, which take place in Strasbourg.

More details of the Course, leading to a Diploma of the University of Strasbourg and which will be deemed as appropriate qualification for a European patent attorneys to represent parties before the UPC, can be found at

CEIPI - Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle