EPLC Infringement Module

  • Dates: January 29, February 5 and 6, 2024
  • Language: English
  • Target price: € 2,350 - € 2,800 (depending on the number of participants)  Cancellation Policy

Prepare for the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court

In conjunction with Maastricht University, the Stichting Beroepsopleiding Octrooigemachtigden (foundation for training patent attorneys) (SBO) is offering an EPLC infringement module.

Who is it for

This course is for patent attorneys both in and outside of the Netherlands who can register with the UPC Registrar as a UPC representative (e.g. SBO alumni), based on a successfully completed training programme according to the Rules on the EPLC and other appropriate qualifications (Rule 12) .

Any other interested parties are also welcome.

Course leaders

-Marc van der Burg; Technical Counselor RVO/Octrooicentrum Nederland, The Hague

-Dick van Engelen; Patent litigator, Partner, Ventoux, Utrecht, Professor of Intellectual Property Litigation and Transaction Practice, Advanced Master Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, Maastricht University

-Anselm Kamperman Sanders; Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director, Advanced Master Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, Maastricht University; Deputy-judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague

-Guno Tjon; Patent and Agreement Director, Unilever, The Hague


- Ms. Kai Härmand
Legally Qualified Judge, Nordic-Baltic Regional Division (EE, LT, LV, SE), Civil judge first instance Harju County Court, Talinn, Estonia

- Ms. Elisabetta Papa
Technically Qualified Judge, European Patent and Design Attorney, Italy

Course Design

January 29, 2024:

Kick-off: theory discussion, explaning and preparing mock trials, location: CPO, Grotius Building, Radboud University Nijmegen OR Aristo Lunetten, Utrecht.

February 5 and 6, 2024:

Reflection and practising: mock trials (including overnight stay, option of pre-accommodation at own expense), locatation: Hotel and Conference Center Woudschouten, Zeist.

(Individual) study workload

- Study materials to read for January 29th (materials available by mid-January)

- preparation of mock trials; group effort with statement of claim to be submitted in the period January 29 - February 5/6.

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You can enroll for this course till January 8, 2024.