Intellectual Property Training and Consultancy

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Assimilate IP

Specialists in providing intellectual property training

Whether you are seeking to improve your understanding of intellectual property rights, protect your company's innovation and reputation, learn how to ensure freedom to operate for your new products, processes or services, Assimilate IP can help you! 

Intellectual property law is a complex area, covering a myriad of different rights such as patents, utility models, copyright, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, confidential information, know how, data base rights and plant breeder’s rights. 

Our intellectual property training courses will help you understand these rights and give you the confidence and the practical skills to apply this knowledge in a professional capacity.  

We also act as independent consultants providing drafting and searching services and advice on patent strategy, freedom to operate and licensing. 

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Our Background

At Assimilate IP we are committed to delivering high quality intellectual property training for business and industry.

As experienced and qualified IP professionals we recognise the importance of IP rights (IPRs) in today's market and the value they can add to your business.  

Our training courses are designed to improve your understanding and to give you the practical skills you need to work confidently with IPRs to meet your business objectives.


Our Courses & Programmes

We provide intellectual property (IP) training to small groups in an informal and relaxed setting. Due to the COVID-19 situation and the UK government guidelines, all of our courses will be run by Webinar until further notice. Discussion is encouraged to help understanding of IP rights and their application to meet business needs. 

Delegates will learn how to identify which IP rights are most relevant for their business and how to secure and apply these rights in a cost-effective and efficient manner to gain competitive advantage.

Our courses are intended for:

  • Business Development Managers

  • Technology Transfer Professionals

  • Licensing Executives

  • Scientists and Engineers

  • Research and Development Managers

  • Project and Product Managers

  • Commercial Lawyers

  • Patent Portfolio Managers 

  • Trainee Patent Attorneys


A full list of our courses is given below.  Please email or call us if you would like any further details or to register for one.

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Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharma

20 October 2021
1pm to 4.30pm

Intellectual Property for SMEs

TBC - Please Enquire
1pm to 4pm

Freedom to Operate:
Mitigating the Risk of Patent Infringement

8  December 2021
1pm to 4.30pm

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IP Essentials for Start Ups and SMEs

12 January 2022
12 to 1pm

Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

17 November 2021
9.30am to 1pm

Intellectual Property Licensing for Life Sciences and Pharma

9 February 2022
1pm to 4.30pm


In House Courses and Consultancy

Please get in touch to discuss your training or consultancy needs.


Course Leader

Ian Bryan

Ian Bryan is a European and UK patent attorney, has a PhD in biochemistry, and works as an independent patent consultant. He spent many years as an R&D scientist/team leader within the Life Sciences area, being a named inventor on several patent applications, before moving into the patent profession. 

Ian has 20 years' experience as an IP professional, initially working in private practice before moving to an in house role within a global healthcare company where he provided strategic IP support for its Genomics & Cellular Research and Cell & Gene Therapy businesses. 

During this time, Ian's focus was largely on third party matters, such as IP strategy, licensing, freedom to operate and M&A activities, as well as opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

For many years, Ian was also a member of the Life Sciences Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.


Every university should have a course like this!

Don Levett
Chief Business Officer
Biotech Company
January 2019

Help Centre

Some of our top frequently asked questions

Do I need any previous training or experience of intellectual property (IP) to take any of the courses?

If you have no previous training or experience at all in IP, we would recommend that you take our “IP Essentials for Start Ups and SMEs” course first.  However, some of our other courses have a basic, introductory session to bring everyone to the required level of understanding required for that course.

Do the courses cover all forms of intellectual property and associated rights (e.g. trade marks, designs, copyright, utility models, trade secrets, know how, patents)?

While other forms of IP are covered, particularly in the “IP Essentials for Start Ups and SMEs” course, most of the courses tend to focus on patents and patent law.

Do the courses only cover UK law?

As the courses are given by UK and European Patent Attorneys, the focus is on patent law and practice in the UK and Europe.  However, because the US is such an important market, there are some sessions on US patent law from a European perspective.


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