This course is specific to the LLM track and provides an insight to the theory and practice of IP litigation in major European jurisdictions. Students will be offered an insight into the various litigation strategies, while taking into consideration rules on jurisdiction, procedure, evidence, and pleadings in cross-border infringement actions that are typical to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This course is taught by IP specialists from the major European jurisdictions. Taught by: Thomas Schmitz (ROKH IP, Düsseldorf); Giovanni Casucci (Bardehle Pagenberg, Milan); Prof. Willem Hoyng (Tilburg U., Hoyng Monnegier Amsterdam); Guy Tritton (Hogarth Chambers, London)
At the end of this course, the student is knowledgeable about various litigation practices and is able to set up a (cross-border) litigation strategy for Europe.
Standard literature plus additional materials (e.g. Marshall, ‘The Enforcement of Patent Rights in Germany’; Tritton, ‘Interim Remedies in Intellectual Property Cases’; Tritton, ‘Interim Remedies in the United Kingdom and the EU’; ‘UK Patent Court Guide’; etc.)