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Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

22 April 2020
9.30am to 5pm
London BioScience Innovation Centre
2 Royal College Street

£330, cost includes teaching materials and lunch


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, confidential information, 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, confidential information, data base rights, domain names)

  • Ownership of IP Rights

  • US Patent Law

  • Database Searching to check IP Right status

  • Confidentiality Agreements

  • Material Transfer Agreements

  • Supply Agreements

  • Research and Collaboration Agreements

  • Open Innovation Agreements

  • Exploiting Your IP Rights  

  • Licensing IP Rights (in-licensing and out-licensing)

  • Assigning IP Rights

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

  • Due Diligence and Freedom to Operate

  • Common Pitfalls​

  • IP Exercises

  • Research Agreements