The European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) brings together individuals from across Europe to exchange ideas on best practice and innovation in teaching and learning activities relating to intellectual property.
EIPTN is interdisciplinary in focus, reflecting intellectual property teaching in a range of disciplines including law, politics, international relations, business studies, economics, computing science, engineering and physics.


The EIPTN Organizing Committee is composed by:

Prof. Laurent Manderieux

Bocconi University, Italy

Co-Chair, EIPTN


Dr Janice Denoncourt

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Co-Chair, EIPTN




Prof. Alison Firth,

University of Surrey, UK




Prof. Adoracion Perez

University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain


Ms Claire Howell, Reader in Law

Aston University, UK



Dr. Ulrika Wennersten

University of Lund



A Stronger EIPTN for Facing New European Challenges

Responding to the complex needs of our Network, the EIPTN Committee has chosen Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) to host the Network under the two Co-Chairs Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University, Janice Denoncourt, Nottingham Trent University, as of 20 December 2017.

It is with great pleasure that we start this new EIPTN year with some exciting news on a number of subjects!

The EIPTN has always had a big vision — to help our members raise IP awareness in higher education and to realize their full potential as IP teachers. Today, we are announcing a far-reaching realignment of the EIPTN Network that will enable us to operate more efficiency within the ever-changing European Union and European continent.

Further to the very successful 10th Anniversary Conference at the University of Lund, the EIPTN Committee has strengthened networking activities for its expanding Membership base, permitting the development of exciting new projects in the near future. We’ve undertaken a number of important structural governance changes to respond more swiftly and effectively to new challenges. ‎

Future Projects

The EIPTN Committee has already started to work to prepare a splendid annual meeting for 2018 in a dynamic University environment in a lovely and easy-to-reach region of Continental Europe known for its food and wine. Our 11th annual conference will therefore take place in the splendid University of Poitiers, France, from 8 to 10 November. It will keep the same traditional format as in the past with the addition of substantive IP teaching-related activities, together with members of the IP professions which will provide new opportunities for our members, and special opportunities for younger scholars.

Please find our dynamic call for abstracts at the following link: Call for Abstracts – EIPTN 11thAnnual Conference

The European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network is grateful for the support of the European Patent Academy and the EUIPO Academy.

Contact us:

For further information about the European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) contact: Laurent.Manderieux@unibocconi.it and/or Janice.denoncourt@ntu.ac.uk and /or eiptn@unibocconi.eu