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Industrial Property Course - Patents 2017 edition

Course description

The 2017 edition of the Industrial Property Course - Patents (Corso di ProprietÓ Industriale - Brevetti) organized by the University Politecnico di Milano is aimed at providing a professional training in the IP field, with a specific focus on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.
Except for the practical exercises, the course may also be attended remotely by downloading the audio lectures, the presentations and the related material.
The final part of the course comprises two practical exercises taken from real cases: a Mock negotiation and a Mock litigation. In these practical exercises the participants will be involved so to take part directly to the discussions and the simulation of the cases.

Venue and organization

Classes will be held at the headquarters of the Department of Energy of the University Politecnico di Milano in via Lambruschini 4 (Bovisa), which can be easily reached by the underground railway (stops Bovisa or Villapizzone).
The attendees will be given the credential to have access to the POLIMI Wi-Fi.

Qualification certificate

The course has been inserted in the list of R. 12 of the Draft rules on the European patent litigation certificate and other appropriate qualifications pursuant to article 48(2) of the agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
After passing the final exam, the participants will get a certificate, which will be an appropriate qualification for a European Patent Attorney pursuant to Article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.

Teaching methods and course duration

Lectures will be in English.
The course comprises 120 hours, mainly on Fridays, with six hours per day: 9:45 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:15.

Distance learning

All the participants will have access to the audio lectures, the presentations and the material of the course, which will be downloadable from the website with a personal password. The presence in class will be compulsory only for the practical exercises (last four days, to be determined on the base of the number of participants). This will allow everyone to organize at best her/his time and decide to attend in class only some lectures, while attending remotely others.


The lecturers have been selected for the competence in the topics of the course among the most reputed European experts.