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6-10 December 2021
Downing CollegeCambridge University

6-10 December 2021
Downing College,
Cambridge University

IP Law Winter School

A unique and robust exploration of intellectual property. 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.


If you book and pay now but, for any regulatory or company policy reason, you cannot attend, we will issue you with:

       - a credit note for you, or a colleague, to attend another event
       - or a full refund

The perfect event to reinforce and update your IP knowledge

The Intellectual Property Law Winter 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 - 2021 topics include:

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
  • 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 

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

Networking & Social Activities

  • Meet over 30 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