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9th - 13th August 2021
Cambridge University,
Downing College

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 our 21st annual IP Law Summer School. Gain insight from over 30 expert legal minds, reinforce that learning and make new connections with unique virtual networking events.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2020!

We're currently putting the 2021 programme together - if you'd like to know once it's ready then please register your interest by downloading the 2020 brochure here.

The perfect event to reinforce and update your IP knowledge

The Intellectual Property Law Summer School will provide you with all the information you 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 practices from some of the leading experts in the IP field.

The ideal event for those in a variety of 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 - 2020 topics included:

Fundamentals (Optional)
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
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
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
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
Virtual Networking
Virtual Networking

  • Meet over 30 of the best IP lawyers from the EU and beyond
  • Join dozens of fellow delegates on this exciting course
  • Enjoy virtual networking experiences such as speed networking and a virtual pub quiz

Key sessions to ensure you have a complete understanding of IP law
Legal minds to guide you
Days of intensive knowledge sharing

Commercial and Property Law Barrister

3PB Barristers

Thank you for a superb week: highly insightful and enjoyable