Patricia Cappuyns


Patricia Cappuyns is a Lecturer in International and European Law at the Brussels School of Governance. She has 20 years of experience in IP litigation and advisory work. She has argued many IP cases before the Belgian and European courts and has represented clients in several investigations by the European Commissions at the interface of patent and competition law. 

Throughout the years, Patricia has been active in a wide range of technologies, including life science, construction, the chemical industry, telecommunications and mechanical engineering. Patricia is a regular author of legal articles and is a sought-after speaker on IP-related topics. 

After teaching Patent Law for seven years at the University of Liège, Patricia is now teaching the Intellectual Property Law course at the Brussels School of Governance in Brussels. She is also a regular lecturer at the Brussels School of Competition.

Patricia holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Leuven (magna cum laude, cum laude), a Diploma in Legal Studies from King’s College London (with distinction) and an LL.M. from New York University. She is a member of the Bar of Oudenaarde (Belgium) and a member of the New York Bar. Patricia is a native speaker of Dutch and English, and is fluent in French.