Course Overview

Course Schedule

The Law School of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf organises a course on European Patent Litigation composed of eight modules of two days each month, including a module with final seminar of three days. The content of the course covers the curriculum of Rule 3 of the EPLC Rules.

The lectures are mainly held in English and will be given by experts from academia as well as from judiciary and by lawyers from different Member States. A University Certificate of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is awarded to successful participants after passing an oral examination relating to the content of the course.

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The course will be held at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf at their city premises, the so called “Haus der Universität” (University House), located at Schadowplatz 14, D-40212 Düsseldorf, and the "Certosa di Pontignano", located at Loc. Pontignano, 5 - 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI).
Four of the Modules can be taken online! (Not the 1st Module, 8th Module and the Exam Module)
Courses take place on the following dates:


Modules

1st Module

Module 1 – Düsseldorf, 26. – 27.01.24

  • Introduction
  • Introduction into Legal Methodology
  • Introduction into International Civil Procedure Law and related aspects
  • MOCK TRIAL – Mock Trial Group partitioning

2nd Module

Module 2 – Siena, 15. – 16.03.24

  • The European Court of Justice
  • Conflict of Laws
  • MOCK TRIAL

3rd Module

Module 3 – Siena, 18. – 19.04.24

  • Interpretation of European Patents,
  • Unitary Patent Protection and Unified Patent Court
  • The Instrument of Enhanced Cooperation according TEU and TFEU
  • MOCK TRIAL

4th Module

Module 4 – Siena, 30. – 31.05.24

  • The Roots of Civil Procedure Law in Europe
  • Patent Litigation in Germany, France and Italy
  • Saisie Contrefaçon
  • MOCK TRIAL

5th Module

Module 5 – Düsseldorf, 28. – 29.06.24

  • Theory of Comparative Legal Analysis
  • Practice of Comparative Legal Analysis
  • MOCK TRIAL

6th Module

Module 6 – Siena, 06. – 07.09.24

  • Introduction into the proceedings before the Unified Patent Court
  • Infringement Proceedings, Nullity Proceedings.
  • Customs Enforcement of Patent Rights in Europe
  • MOCK TRIAL

7th Module

Module 7 – Siena, 04. – 05.10.24

  • Introduction into legal working technique in civil proceedings governed by the principle of party presentation
  • An introduction of lawyers working tools in civil proceedings esp. for patent attorneys
  • EU Antitrust Law and IP i.e. Patent Law
  • MOCK TRIAL
  • Mock Trial Interim Conference

8th Module

Seminar Module 8 – Siena, 31.10. & 01. – 02.11.24

  • Drawing of the examination paper topics
  • Mediation/Arbitration alternatives to litigate patents
  • MOCK MEDIATION
  • MOCK TRIAL
  • Mock Trial Main Hearing
  • Deliberation of the Mock Trial Court
  • Mock Trial Evaluation

Final Examination

Exam Module 9 – Düsseldorf 13.12.24

  • Oral Examination
  • Hand-Out of European Patent Litigation Certificates to the successful participants

Course Fees

The Course Fee for the 2024 EPLC-Course is 3900 €.
This does not include travel, accommodation and meals.

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3'900 €