In this seminar the major aspects of Belgian and European patent law are covered.
Following an introduction to the (international) patent system and the basic requirements for patentability, mainly patent litigation strategies are discussed. Topics include defenses to and remedies for patent infringement, cross-border aspect and specific legal regimes for medicinal product.
Special focus is given to the international aspects of patent law (including the future Unified Patent Court system).
These topics are discussed on the basis of recent case law, in order to facilitate interaction with the students.
The goal of this seminar is to provide the students with a practical insight in the patent litigation systems and to show which type of questions they may have to deal with in their professional careers.
Materials will consist of case law discussed during the seminar.