Taught course

Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills - Patent Attorney

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School
Certificate of Participation

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

April, June

Course content

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills for Patent Attorneys is accredited by IPReg.

Pursuant to the 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 the year in which they qualify.

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

What you’ll study

This course is delivered in person at Nottingham Law School.

The course will provide training in the following areas:

  • The Forensic Journey in the IPEC
  • Case analysis and pre-action conduct
  • Claim Letter
  • Issuing proceedings in the IPEC
  • Drafting Statements of Case in the IPEC
  • Case Management in the IPEC
  • Disclosure in the IPEC
  • Witness Statements and Expert Evidence
  • Skeleton Arguments and Opening Speeches
  • Trial preparation and Trial
  • Costs
  • IPEC Small Claims Track
  • Negotiation workshop & ADR
  • Judicial Review
  • IPReg Codes of Conduct
  • Reflective learning and reflective practice

For more information please visit the course page.

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

Nottingham Law School offers a number of competitive scholarships, for full details please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Certificate of Participation
    part time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

5 days part-time

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 2999