This course leads to the appropriate qualification for European patent attorneys (who are entitled to act as professional representatives before the EPO in accordance with Article 134 EPC) to represent parties before the Unified Patent Court according to Article 48 AUPC.
The EPLC is designed specifically for European patent attorneys in light of the particular needs of the profession. The course is also open to lawyers in private practice and other groups who need a training on the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent legal framework.
Almost half of the course will be organised online. Participants can work using their own devices at home or in their offices. This will be reinforced by several short stays in Trier, during which participants will undergo intensive face-to-face training comprising interactive and practical exercises.
After online and oral examinations, the participating patent attorneys will be granted the EPLC entitling them to represent parties before the UPC.