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August 2020
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

IP Law Summer School

A unique and robust exploration of intellectual property, join us on a journey from the fundamentals through to advanced IP enforcement strategy

Join the 19th annual 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

Thank you to all those who attended in 2019!

We're still putting the 2020 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure

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The perfect event to reinforce and update your IP knowledge

The interactive, residential Intellectual Property Law Summer School will provide delegates with all the information they need to work with IP in a commercial and competent manner. 

This course will ensure you know both long-standing conventions, the latest updates, and best practice from some of the leading experts in the IP field.

The ideal event for people in a variety of different job roles that are looking for detailed and intensive guidance on all the key aspects of intellectual property.

Gain comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of IP law - 2019 topics included:

Fundamentals (Optional)
  • Gain the introductory knowledge you need to kickstart your career in IP law
  • Learn the fundamentals of the 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
  • Examine the practicalities of patenting computer implemented inventions
  • Find out how to use freedom to operate as a positive force to drive innovation and when FTO becomes infringement
  • Specialise in highly technical areas - the worlds of TMT and pharma
Copyright & Trademarks
  • Compare and contrast the common law approach to civil law jurisdictions
  • Why databases are protected under copyright and what it means for your copyright portfolio
  • Gain practical knowledge of the WIPO Madrid Protocol 
  • Explore the differences between registered and unregistered designs
Contentious IP
  • 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

Transactional IP
  • 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
  • Stay compliant of EU competition law and understand the tax repercussions of your IP transactions
  • Spend a week in historic Cambridge meeting new colleagues
  • Meet over 30 of the best IP lawyers from the EU and beyond
  • Join dozens of fellow delegates on this exciting course
  • Experience punting along the River Cam
  • Enjoy a formal black-tie gala dinner

Unique multi-format learning and networking experience

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.

The evenings are devoted to networking activities. Extra time that you can use to connect with the speakers and your international peers, to reinforce your learning, exchange ideas and let's not forget… to relax and enjoy your training experience

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

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