Certificate in

Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills - Patent Attorney

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  • Level(s) of study: Practitioner
  • Study mode(s): Part-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: June 2019
  • Course duration: 5 days

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The Certificate in Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills for Patent Attorneys, accredited by IPReg, is a new five-day course offered by Nottingham Law School.

Pursuant to the New Qualification Regime for Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Litigators (January 2014), IPReg expects every newly qualified attorney to have attended and passed a basic litigation course within three years of qualification.

Success in the assessments entitles candidates to apply to IPReg for the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate.

What you'll study

The course will provide training in the following areas:

  • The anatomy of Litigation
  • The Forensic Journey (evidence)
  • Pre-action conduct
  • Expert Evidence
  • Appeals
  • Skeleton arguments and submissions
  • Case analysis and pre-action conduct
  • The work of IP Reg
  • Claim Letter
  • Issuing proceedings in the IPEC
  • Drafting basic Statements of Case in the IPEC
  • Case Management in the IPEC
  • Disclosure in the IPEC
  • Skeleton Arguments and Opening Speeches
  • Trial preparation
  • Trial
  • IPEC small claims track
  • Negotiation workshop
  • ADR
  • Judicial Review
  • Reflective learning and reflective practice
  • Professional Management

The course is accredited by IPReg.

How you’re taught

Study routes

The Basic Litigation Skills course, accredited by IPReg, is a five-day course for Patent Attorneys.

You will be assessed by a two-hour written paper and a 15 minute advocacy assessment approximately four to six weeks following the course.

eLearning

NOW (NTU Online Workspace) is a virtual learning portal and a resource which can be accessed from your computer at home or in the office. Course materials, recordings of lectures and assessments can be downloaded and viewed from your computer. In addition, you will be able to access library resources such as Westlaw and Kerly's. NOW can also be used to form online discussion groups. It will be possible for you to contact your personal tutor and group tutors via NOW, to obtain feedback or to ask questions.

It is hoped that NOW will enable a collegiate feeling to develop between faculty and students. You remain a student of the Law School, no matter where you are geographically. NOW provides a mechanism for you to stay in touch, both with your tutors and each other. Find out more about the NOW system on our website.

Course dates 2019

Patent Boot Camp: TBC

IP Basic Litigation Skills [4 days] (with PCTMP): TBC

IP Basic Litigation Skills Assessment: TBC

Advocacy Assessment: TBC

Careers and employability

Applicants for this course are expected to follow their chosen career as a patent attorney.

There are no placements included in this course.

Success in the assessment entitles candidates to apply to IPReg for The Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • Applicants are required to be qualified Patent Attorneys.
  • Provide details of your qualification in your personal statement.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

What are we looking for?

  • Applicants are required to be qualified Patent Attorneys.
  • Provide details of your qualification in your personal statement.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Just click the Apply button at the top of this page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you have checked the entry requirements above carefully before you start!

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

You will find information and advice about applying to NTU on our postgraduates’ guidance pages.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Decided on this course? Click the Apply button at the top of this page now. We advise you to start applying as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Applying to NTU

For advice on how to make an application to the University, please visit our see our applying guidelines for international students. You should also check out how to write a good personal statement.

Stressing over your student visa application? Visit our visa information page now.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

For course fees please visit our fees page.

Career Development loans may be available. For further information please visit the Gov.uk website.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

For course fees please visit our fees page.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

NLS Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460