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Trainers belong to ERA’s and UM’s pool international of experts composed of high-profile academics, lawyers in private practice with extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, patent attorneys entitled to represent parties before EPO and national courts, judges, and representatives of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Among confirmed trainers:

Kemal Bengi,
Chair, Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.05 (electricity), European Patent Office (EPO), Haar

Peter Blok,
Judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague, Part time-Judge, Court of Appeal, Unified Patent Court (UPC), Luxembourg

Pieter Callens,
Partner, Eubelius, Brussels

Philippe Campolini,
Partner, Patent and IP litigator, Stibbe, Brussels

Kirian Claeyé,
Partner, Altius, Brussels

Dick van Engelen,
Patent litigator, Partner, Ventoux, Utrecht, Professor of Intellectual Property Litigation and Transaction Practice, Advanced Master Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, University of Maastricht

Alexandre Geulette,
Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

Sam Granata,
Judge, Court of Appeal, Antwerp; Benelux Court of Justice, Luxembourg, Part Time Judge, Unified Patent Court Local Division, Brussels

Christopher Heath,
Extraordinary Professor, International and European Law, Faculty of Law, University of Maastricht; Judge, Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office, Munich

Robin Jacob,
Former Judge, Court of Appeal of England & Wales, London

Stefan Luginbuehl,
Lawyer, Directorate of International Legal Affairs, PCT, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich

Anselm Kamperman Sanders,
Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director, Advanced Master Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, University of Maastricht; Deputy-judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague

Juliane Kotzur,
Lawyer, European & International Legal Affairs Directorate, PCT, European Patent Office, Munich

Elisabetta Papa,
Technically Qualified Judge, Unified Patent Court, Munich

Jan Phillip Rektorschek,
Partner, Patent and IP litigator, Taylor Wessing, Munich

Christopher Stothers,
Honorary Professor of Practice, University College London, Partner, Patent Litigator, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London

Marina Wehler,
Partner, Patent litigator, Arnold Ruess, Düsseldorf