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IP Law Summer School
August 2023
Downing CollegeCambridge University

August 2023
Downing College,
Cambridge University

IP Law Summer School

A unique and robust exploration of intellectual property. For the 22nd year, join us on a journey from the fundamentals through to advanced IP enforcement strategy.

Gain insight from over 35 expert legal minds, reinforce that learning and make new connections with unique networking events.

The perfect event to reinforce and update your IP knowledge

The 22nd edition of 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 - 2022 topics include:


  • 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

Soft IP

  • Explore Copyright & Trade Marks in the Digital Age
  • Gain a high level understanding around issues of data protection and rights in data
  • Develop an deeper comprehension of Design Rights protection and processes

Transactional IP

  • Understand Tax Issued Raised by IP
  • Learn how to draft and negotiate IP clauses
  • Explore IP issues that arise in JVs and Collaborations 
  • Be given a guide to acquisitions and divestures of IP
  • Understand the different purposes and elements of IP licenses

Contentious IP

  • Explore International IP Strategy and Enforcement
  • Understand the Arbitration process of Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Learn about using the Customs Regulations to tackle infringement and combat counterfeiting 
  • Examine IP litigation in the English Courts
  • Discuss the interface of IP law and free trade agreements

Networking & Social Activities

  • Meet 35+ of the best IP lawyers from the EU and beyond
  • Join dozens of fellow delegates on this exciting course
  • Enjoy social activities and networking experiences such as Punting on the River Cam, Barbecue and a Gala Dinner

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