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Basic Course European Patent Rights and Patent Practice - 2nd year

Did you know? 600 YEARS OF PATENTS

The first recorded patent for an industrial invention was granted in 1421 in Florence to the architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi. The patent gave him a three-year monopoly on the manufacture of a barge with hoisting gear used to transport marble.



The Expert Group Intellectual Property of ie-net organizes for the 17th time the Basic Course European Patent Rights and Patent Practice (2nd year). It is organized with the support of the "Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle" (University of Strasbourg).
The second year (2021-2022) starts on 16 September 2021.

ie-net member or ie-net partner
Benefit from the reduced participation fee of € 2.205  (instead of € 3.150 )

In this Basic Course, the field of intellectual property (with emphasis on European, US and Belgian Law) is explained through exercises and lectures on Patent Law, Patent Practice, Case Law, and developments in the jurisdiction of the European Patent Office. The course is based on the European Patent Convention (EPC), with attention for the peculiarities of US and Belgian patent law and practice.

The tutors are all national and/or European patent attorneys practicing in Belgium, both in industry and in private practice.

Target group

The Basic Course targets everyone who is involved in intellectual property, in particular scientists, R&D managers and attorneys at law, for example as a patent adviser, patent manager or patent attorney in training. The course is also a thorough basis (albeit not a complete preparation) for those who are training for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). 

DATES (provisional shedule)

16/09: Procedure up to grant (part 1) (Art.90-98 EPC) - Bart Laenen
30/09: Procedure up to grant (part 2) (Art.90-98 EPC) - Bart Laenen
21/10: Common Provisions (part 1) (Art.119 - 125 EPC) - Annemie Verbrugghe
25/11: Common Provisions (part 2) (Art.119 - 125 EPC) - Annemie Verbrugghe
02/12: Common Provisions (part 3) (Art.119 - 125 EPC) - Annemie Verbrugghe
16/12: Information to the public (Art. 127 - 132 EPC) - Annemie Verbrugghe

13/01: Opposition and Limitation (part 1) (Art. 99 - 105 EPC) - William Bird
27/01: Opposition and Limitation (part 2) (Art. 99 - 105 EPC) - William Bird
10/02: Opposition and Limitation (part 3) (Art. 99 - 105 EPC) - William Bird
17/02: Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT (part 1) - Annemie Swinnen
24/02: Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT (part 2) - Annemie Swinnen
10/03: Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT (part 3) - Annemie Swinnen
24/03: Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT (part 4) - Annemie Swinnen
31/03: Appeals procedure of the European Patent (Art. 106 - 112 EPC) - TBA
21/04: Fees and annuities in the EPC - Ariane Bird
26/04: world intellectual property day: no class
28/04: Extent of protection (Art. 63 - 70 EPC) - Lieven Van hunsel
05/05: Nullity and infringement - Johan Brants
19/05: Oral Proceedings (Art. 116 - 117 EPC) and other practical guidelines - Liesbet Paemen/Kris Pappaert
02/06: Important Common Provisions at the EPO (Art. 113; 114; 115 EPC) - TBA
16/06: Patents as an object of property (Art. 71 - 74 EPC) and other considerations - TBA

Tutors 2021 - 2022

Practical information

Course language and course material will be in English.

Time schedule
Thursday from 17.00h to 20.30h
Welcome coffee at 16.30h
Sandwich meal at 18.30h


Contact & info

Dirk De Wilde
ie-net ingenieursvereniging vzw
16/09/2021 Van: 17u00
16/06/2022 Tot: 20u30
Het Ingenieurshuis Desguinlei 214 2018 Antwerpen
€ 3.150 for non-members
€ 2.205 for individual ie-net members (invoice will be sent to your private address)
€ 2.205 for corporate members of ie-net
€ 1.575 for individual ie-net members < 30j & > 65j
(invoice will be sent to your private address)
All amounts are free of VAT

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Number of training hours: 60