Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Litigation training for newly-qualified UK patent attorneys: latest news

If you can't get interim injunctive relief through the courts,
it's handy to know what other options are available ...
This morning the IPKat posted a guest piece from Vicki Salmon, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) council member and Chairman of the litigation committee, on compliance by newly-qualified patent attorneys in the United Kingdom with the requirement to take a basic litigation skills course and to obtain required certificate within three years from going on to the register.

Vicki's post, which is not reproduced in full here, summarises the steps taken by CIPA to facilitate compliance and reflects both the degree of interest in this issue and the degree of uncertainty that persists with regard to it.

In the meantime, CIPA plans to re-run its course for litigating in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales.  The course takes place on 2 September 2014 followed by a long weekend (from Thursday morning to mid-afternoon Saturday) on 18-20 September at Missenden Abbey.  Advance information is available here and booking forms will be available soon. While the course is open mainly to CIPA members, a few spaces will be available to non-members.

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