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IPEC 2018


Intellectual Property Enterprise Court - 2018 training Course


With the growing popularity of the IPEC amongst SMEs, and its more EPO-like procedures, more patent attorneys are taking the opportunity to offer competitive litigation services. Also there will be opportunities to run revocation and even infringement actions in the Unified Patents Court.

The aim of this course is to provide experienced patent attorneys (3+ years PQE) with an understanding of the procedures of the IPEC and the skills required to run litigation (the skills being transferable to the UPC) by running a patent case study from issue to trial.

This course, which was run successfully in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 will give you the tools to conduct proceedings in IPEC, either alone or with a barrister , and skills for the UPC – or at the very least give you the confidence to look after your client through the litigation process. For those interested, we can organise direct experience of the IPEC in action by arranging for at least some attendees to act as marshals in the court after they complete the course.

Session 1 (non-residential) - 11th April 2018
CIPA Offices, London - 2nd Floor Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD

Introductory day: Reading into the case study. Plenary sessions on getting started. Preparation of initial statements of case.

Session 2 (residential) - 10th - 12th May 2018    
Denham Grove, Buckinghamshire - Tilehouse Lane, Denham, UB9 5DG             

Preparation for the case management conference. Plenary sessions on getting the case to trial, including disclosure and evidence. Preparation of skeleton arguments. Trial (including cross-examination of expert witnesses). Judgment. Feedback.


The course leaders are Vicki Salmon (IP Asset) and Richard Davis (Hogarth Chambers). The other tutors will be IP barristers, solicitors or PALs. There will be a guest speaker at the introductory day on Wednesday 11th April 2018 (the IPEC judge has been invite to repeat his appearance from previous years)

The course is designed for Fellows of CIPA, but there are a limited number of places available for solicitors and barristers. The course is limited to 30 delegates, to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity for hands-on learning, so book early to avoid disappointment.


Members rate: £1334.00 (+VAT)

Non members rate: £1450.00 (+VAT)

Please note - this fee includes access to the course, course material and accommodation during the residential part of the course.


Important Information   

Booking onto the IPEC Course is non refundable but places can be exchanged for another delegate at your firm.
Please find the CIPA refund policy data here


Bookings for IPEC are now closed. Please email