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14 - 18 August 2017
Downing College,
Cambridge University

IP Law Summer School

A unique and robust exploration of intellectual property, from fundamentals to advanced IP enforcement strategy

All-inclusive residential event - learn in several different formats during the day… and then reinforce that learning & make new connections with unique networking events in the evening

The perfect event for Intellectual Property specialists

Gain comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of IP

  • Gain the introductory knowledge you need to kickstart your career in IP law
  • Learn the fundamentals of international treaties that govern IP
  • Understand the basics of patents, copyright, and trademarks
  • Explore the basis that makes the internet such a difficult IP minefield (and a powerful enforcement tool)
  • Explore the international world of patent filing and enforcement
  • See how the Unified Patent System will change the way patents are challenged and defended
  • Find out how to use freedom to operate as a positive force to drive innovation and when FTO becomes infringement
  • Specialise your knowledge in one of two highly technical areas - the world of computers or pharmaceuticals
Copyright & Trademarks
  • Compare and contrast the common law approach to civil law jurisdictions and learn to operate in both
  • Why are databases protected under copyright and what does it mean for your copyright portfolio
  • Gain practical knowledge of the WIPO Madrid protocol 
  • See how trademarks and designs are different and what it means for your portfolio
IP Enforcement
  • How can conflicting jurisdictions be used in your favour?
  • Discuss whether patent protection is superior to confidentiality 

  • Examine why alternative dispute resolution has become popular

  • Practical enforcement advice through streamed options - either a mock trial to the UPC or a trademark dispute using ADR

IP Licensing
  • Maximise the value of your IP through its licensing potential
  • Stay compliant with international treaties and EU competition law
  • Learn how to draft complex technology licensing deals
  • Explore modern licensing and distribution options such as Open Access and Creative Commons and what they mean for your portfolio
  • Spend a week in historic Cambridge meeting new colleagues
  • Experience a gala dinner in the stunning dining hall
  • Punt along the River Cam
  • Form teams and compete in an entertaining quiz night

During the day, delegates will have the chance to learn in a variety of formats including in-depth presentations, interactive group discussions, attention-grabbing case studies and practical workshops – ensuring that the topics are fully understood and covered from multiple angles.

Key sessions to ensure you have a complete understanding of IP law
Legal minds to guide you
Fantastic knowledge and networking packed days to enjoy