- 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
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
- 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
- IPEC small claims track
- Negotiation workshop
- Judicial Review
- Reflective learning and reflective practice
- Professional Management
Information for international students
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.
Fees and funding
Visit the NTU website for more information about postgraduate funding.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- Certificate of Participation
- part time0.25 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
5 days part-time
Course contact details
- +44 (0)115 848 4200