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Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2016

A comprehensive introduction and update on developments in intellectual property law from industry leaders

15 - 19 August 2016

5 days of interactive sessions, with a focus on all the key areas of IP Law, including:

-  Patents
-  Trade mark & design
-  Copyright
-  Transactions & enforcement
-  Separately bookable Fundamentals Day

   See the 2016 agenda

Principles of patent law and practice
  - cross-border strategy
  - freedom to operate: risks of infringement
  - patent law in china
  - validity
  - patentability of computer implemented inventions
  - biotech & pharmaceutical developments

Transactions & enforcement
  - portfolio management
  - licensing
  - trade secrets and breach of confidence
  - due diligence
  - competition law
  - anti-counterfeiting



See the full programme

Trade marks & design rights: UK, Europe & international
  - community and UK designs
  - recent GC and CJEU case law
  - trade marks online
International copyright laws
  - regional aspects
  - collecting societies and licensing
  - database protection
  - internet issues: IP and open access
  - reforms

eu competition law summer school punting in cambridge

Enjoy an evening punting on the river Cam with your fellow attendees

eu competition law summer school gala dinner

Consolidate your new contacts during the Gala Dinner

eu competition law summer school in cambridge

Be entertained at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

These are just some of the evening activities... View the agenda to see them all.

Covering all areas of intellectual property law, this event is tailored to the needs of professionals who require a solid foundation in IP law and practice, including:

  • IP Lawyers, specialists & consultants
  • In-House Counsel
  • Heads of Licensing
  • IP Managers
  • Legal Officers
  • Patent Managers
  • Barristers
  • Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Rights Managers
  • Trade Mark Managers
  • Commercial Managers

Register your place today

At a Glance...

16th Annual Event

Now in its 16th successful year, IBC Legal’s highly acclaimed Intellectual Property Law Summer School remains an unrivalled resource for the consolidation of, or initiation into, all of the central concepts in IP law. The information will be presented in the context of the latest developments and burning issues in the industry.

All-inclusive 5 day residential course

Included are four nights’ accommodation from Monday to Thursday night and all meals (except drinks at the college bar), evening networking activities and comprehensive documentation

Historical Venue

Downing College has a unique setting amidst 17 acres of lawns and trees and yet it is within easy walking distance of the historic centre of Cambridge. The buildings that will be your home for the duration of your time attending the Summer School date back to the beginning of the 19th Century and are predominantly neo-classical in style, conveying a sense of elegance and spaciousness. Cambridge is easily accessible from Stansted airport and from London.

Expert speakers in 2016 include:

Darren Meale, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons
Darren Meale

Managing Associate

Simmons & Simmons

Brian  Cordery, Partner, Bristows LLP
Brian Cordery


Bristows LLP

Dr Uma Suthersanen, Co-Director, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute
Dr Uma Suthersanen


Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

Anna Carboni, Partner, Redd
Anna Carboni



Tim Powell, Partner, POWELL GILBERT
Tim Powell



Course was brilliant; really enjoyed it and learnt a lot - thank you very much

P. Given, Allen overy llp

 Academic Discount

50% academic discount is available to full time academics and students. Please get in touch with us to take advantage of the discount: professionalcustserv@informa.com