Course on Patent Litigation in Europe 2019-2020: 17th Edition


The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe is a training program crafted for patent professionals willing to deepen and update their knowledge in comparative and regional patent law and patent litigation.

International and European in contents, speakers and participants, the CEIPI diploma provides a hands-on immersion in the systemic aspects of patent litigation and the most recent patent litigation practices.

In the area of intellectual property enforcement, a plurality of programs targeting judges, patent attorneys, attorneys at law, public servants and other qualified professionals in the intellectual property domain. In this case, the training program is addressed to European Patent Attorneys willing to become European Patent Litigators, attorneys at law and other experienced intellectual property professionals willing to gain knowledge and update their experience in European patent litigation.

Set up in the early 2000’, the CEIPI Diploma provides a truly European and international perspective on patent adjudication theory and practice, leading to the obtention of a Diploma of the University of Strasbourg.

During a period of one year from the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, the CEIPI Diploma on Patent litigation in Europe will be deemed as appropriate qualification for a European Patent Attorneys to represent parties before the UPC as established in the Rules on Patent Litigation Certificate and Other Appropriate Qualifications pursuant to article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.

The content of the CEIPI course corresponds to the draft curriculum for a European Patent Litigator’s Certificate (Draft EPLC: Rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other Appropriate Qualifications pursuant to Article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court). The course covers all basic European laws and conventions relevant in the field of patent litigation. A good knowledge of the European Patent Convention and related matters by participants is a prerequisite.

European Patent Attorneys should acquire a deepened knowledge of patent litigation procedures in Europe and of the forthcoming centralised litigation proceedings before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), as well as of related Rules of Procedure (RoP), in order to be able to advise their clients on the enforcement and defence of European Patents and Patents with Unitary Effect and to represent parties before the UPC upon the entry into force of the European Patent Package.

Further information and the complete program and time schedule of the course can be found here: