1. The curriculum of the Course shall cover:
(a) a general introduction into law, including main aspects of European law;
(b) basic knowledge of private law, including contract law, company law and tort law, in both common and continental law, and private international law;
(c) the role, organisation and patent-related case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, including case law on supplementary protection certificates;
(d) enforcement of patents, providing knowledge of Directive 2004/48 (EC) on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union;
(e) unitary patent protection, providing advanced knowledge of Regulations 1257/2012 (EU) implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and 1260/2012 (EU) implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements, as well as the Rules relating to unitary patent protection;
(f) a comparative overview on patent infringement proceedings and revocation of patents in Contracting Member States;
(g) the operation of the Unified Patent Court, providing advanced knowledge of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court and the Unified Patent Court’s Statute;
(h) litigation before the Unified Patent Court, providing advanced knowledge of procedures, litigation and advocacy skills, practice and case management before the Unified Patent Court, with special regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court.
2. The Course shall focus in particular on the contents mentioned in points (e)-(h) of paragraph (1) and include practical exercise on litigation and negotiation.