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Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

17 April 2024 (Day 1), 1-4.30pm

18 April 2024 (Day 2);,10am-1.30pm


Cost of Webinar
£250 for Day 1 or 2
£399 for both Day 1 and 2

Writing a Sticky Note

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

DAY 1 - 3.5 Hours​

  • Overview of IP Rights (e.g., patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets)

  • How to protect your IP rights (e.g., patents, designs, trade secrets)

  • How to Read a Patent and Interpret Claims

  • Ownership of IP Rights

  • Patent Database Searching (e.g., to conduct novely searches, confirm patent status)

DAY 2 - 3.5 Hours

  • Infringement and Enforcement of Patents in the UK and before the Unitary Patent Court

  • Challenging patents in the UK, US, and before the European Patent Office or Unitary Patent Court

  • Agreements with IP Provisions

         Confidentiality Agreements

         Material Transfer Agreements

         Memorandum of Understanding

         Research and Collaborative Agreements

         Development Agreements

         Open Innovation Agreements

         Manufacturing Agreements

         Supply Agreements



         Settlement Agreements​

  • Key Provisions in IP Agreements (e.g., grant clauses, obligations, payments, warranties, termination)

  • Negotiating Key IP Provisions

  • Due Diligence 

  • Group Exercises

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