Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

14 October 2020

9.30am to 1pm


Cost of Webinar £199


About our Course

This course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, copyright, design rights, utility models, trade secrets, know how) and associated agreements commercial lawyers experience in their day-to-day practice.

Learn which IP provisions are key to protecting your clients’ rights and how to exploit their intellectual property assets.  There is a particular emphasis on patents and related agreements.

Who Should Attend?

Commercial lawyers, technology transfer & licensing professionals, business development managers, IP managers and trainee patent attorneys dealing with IP agreements.


Topics and group exercises include

Outline of Course

  • Overview of IP Rights (patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets, utility models, know how)

  • Ownership of IP Rights

  • US Patent Law

  • Determining IP Right status

  • Confidentiality Agreements

  • Material Transfer Agreements

  • Assigning IP Rights

  • Supply Agreements

  • Research and Collaboration Agreements

  • Licence Agreements

  • Open Innovation Agreements

  • Enforcing and Challenging IP Rights (UK courts, EPO Patent Oppositions)

  • Due Diligence and Freedom to Operate

  • Common Pitfalls​

  • IP Exercises


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