The basic course usually lasts two years (except for a few intensive two-semester courses) and starts either in Autumn or at the beginning of the calendar year.
The courses usually consist of twenty sessions per year, of about three hours each, held at the end of the day, during which the topics and cases previously studied by the participants are discussed; questions are also answered and advice necessary for the following parts of the course is given. The success of the "tutorial" depends on the active co-operation of the candidates, through their own contributions and studies of the case-law.
Further to the regression of the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of the basic training courses are again exclusively or at least partly organized as on-site courses. Some of them offer however a hybrid format to allow more flexibility to the attending participants. For more information, please contact our secretariat.
In addition to the existing courses, CEIPI is offering, since 2021, a couple of basic training courses in European patent law exclusively organized online. These two-year courses are so far held in English language and aim at giving the opportunity to candidates living far from the existing courses, to also attend this training. A further online basic training course is intended to start in early 2024 according to demand. Interested candidates are invited to already register on the waiting list.
If you wish to obtain more information about those courses, please contact the secretariat of the international section.