UPC - Litigation & Mock Trial Module

  • Dates: 2024, November 25, 26 and December 9, 10
  • Language: English
  • Locations: Hotel and Conference Centers: Buitenplaats de Bergse Bossen & Woudschoten
  • Price indication: € 2,500 / € 3,300 (depending on number of participants)  This price includes 2 overnight stays

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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 the UPC litigation & mock trial module.


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

November 25 and 26, 2024:
Theory sessions and discussions, explaining and preparing mock trials.

December 9 and 10, 2024:
Reflection and practicing: mock trials


This course includes 2 overnight stays: November 25-26 at Hotel and Conference Center Buitenplaats de Bergse Bossen at Driebergen-Rijsenburg and December 9-10 at Hotel and Conference Center Woudschoten te Zeist.

If needed we can arrange pre-accommodation (at own expense), please inform us soon.

(Individual) study workload

  • Study materials to read for the first meeting (materials available begin November)
  • Preparation of mock trials; group effort with statement of claim to be submitted in the period November 26th – December 6th. Please be aware that the preparation of the mock trials will claim considerable time and effort in the days between the theory sessions and the mock trials.

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Please register October 1st latest.