Taught course

Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills - Patent Attorney

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School
Professional Qualification

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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

Qualification and course duration

Professional Qualification

part time
0.5 months

Course contact details

Nottingham Law School Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460