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IP & Patents Training Courses

Whether you are looking to get to grips with the latest processes and procedures, draft effective agreements or simply keep abreast of latest legislation and developments, IPI Academy offers a wide range of IP training courses, presented both as public or in-house events to fulfil your patenting and intellectual property training needs.

Whilst the world’s national IP laws have become more consistent over recent years, the world of intellectual property is still a complex area. In order to legally and efficiently protect and exploit IP rights to the best advantage it is paramount that businesses stay abreast of latest developments and best practice.

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  • Next: 26-27 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 29-30 Jan 2025 Live online

2-day Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

New for 2024

Live online

An in-depth look at the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the potential pitfalls and areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Brady
  • Next: 24 Sep 2024 Live online

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

Live online

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO, either before Opposition Divisions or before Appeal due to incorrect original drafting, and added subject matter is a recurrent problem. Learn advanced drafting techniques for successful EPO patent applications. *INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 26-27 Sep 2024 Classroom

Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

Updated for 2023

Classroom

This prestigious ‘must-attend’ event has been designed specifically for senior patent administrators. It provides an ideal opportunity to learn about developments that affect you and your role, to make sure you are up to date on best-practice and are working as efficiently as possible.

  • 9 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Christopher Casley
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 17-18 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 7-8 Nov 2024 Classroom

The Art of European Claim Drafting

Live online, Classroom

This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Joeri Beetz
  • and Leythem Wall
  • Next: 18 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 28 Nov 2024 Live online

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

Live online

Analyse the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Brady
  • Next: 26 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 4 Dec 2024 Live online

Building and Managing a Patent Portfolio to Best Support your Business

Updated for 2024

Live online

A comprehensive one-day course that takes you through the IP commercialisation process to understand how to make the most of IP within your business.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mr Olivier Corticchiato
  • and Mr Simone Frattasi
  • Next: 3-6 Sep 2024 Live online

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

Live online

Drafting successful pharmaceutical patents is complex and there are many pitfalls and risks to be aware of. You need to ensure you’re maximising the protection for your, and your client’s, pharmaceutical inventions thorough both primary and secondary pharmaceutical patents.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Alissa Lipton
  • + 6 more
  • Next: 11-12 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 14 Nov 2024 Classroom

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Live online, Classroom

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Brian Kacedon
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 23 Sep 2024 Live online

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

Updated for 2024

Live online

Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue. The purpose of the seminar is to teach delegates the essentials of clarity, and the most effective use of the problem-solution approach, giving delegates an edge over other parties. *INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 5-6 Aug 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 12-15 Nov 2024 Live online

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

Live online, Classroom

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO. *INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Gillespie
  • Next: 6-7 Nov 2024 Classroom

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications

Classroom

This seminar addresses the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Boards of the EPO and USPTO.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mr. Bradley Hulbert
  • and David Meldrum
  • Next: 1 Aug 2024 Live online
  • Also: 14 Nov 2024 Live online

IP and Commercialisation: Creating and Maintaining your IP Portfolio

New for 2024

Live online

A practical course focussing on the internal and external considerations of using IP within your business strategy.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Jane List
  • Next: 1 Jul 2024 Live online

IP Department Roadmap

New for 2024

Live online

This course provides a step-by-step, matrix-based methodology with a top-down and cross-functional approach to design an IP department roadmap

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Arnaud Gasnier
  • Next: 23-24 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 4 Dec 2024 Classroom

IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

Live online, Classroom

This intensive one-day course will give you many insights into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Andy Spurr
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 9-10 Sep 2024 Classroom

Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

Updated for 2024

Classroom

This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Catherine Dupenloup
  • + 6 more
  • Next: 31 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 21 Nov 2024 Live online
  • Also: 14 Feb 2025 Live online

Legal Patent Searching

New for 2024

Live online

An indepth look at the four types of patent search to help you build a successful IP portfolio.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Jane List
  • Next: 5 Nov 2024 Classroom

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

Updated for 2024

Classroom

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mr. Bradley Hulbert
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 21 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 25 Oct 2024 Live online
  • Also: 31 Jan 2025 Live online

Mastering Risk Management in the Patent Landscape - Freedom to Operate (FTO)

New for 2024

Live online

Get to grips with the fundamentals of patent risk analysis, understand the scope of a FTO search and the associated challenges.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dipan Banerjee
  • and Mr Simone Frattasi
  • Next: 15-19 Jul 2024 Classroom

Navigating the EPO and the European Patent System - Summer School

Summer school

Classroom

An intensive 5-day course that will give you a valuable insight and a comprehensive understanding of the European Patent Office processes.

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Joeri Beetz
  • + 3 more
  • Next: 7 Aug 2024 Live online
  • Also: 21-22 Nov 2024 Live online

The Patent Administrator

Live online

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mrs JoAnna Emery
  • Next: 12-13 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5 Dec 2024 Classroom

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

Live online, Classroom

An intensive update on patent protection for software-related inventions covering all the major developments in European patent law in particular GUI inventions and 'mixed' inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Alan Boyd
  • and Tim May
  • Next: 3 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 9 Oct 2024 Live online

Patentability

New for 2024

Live online

A comprehensive and practical seminar covering the key aspects of patentability searching

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Jane List
  • Next: 4 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 8 Oct 2024 Live online

State of the Art Searching

Live online

Learn when and how to perform a ‘state of the art’ patent search. 

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Jane List
  • Next: 18-20 Sep 2024 Live online

Strategic IP Planning

Live online

A step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning

  • 18 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Arnaud Gasnier
  • Next: 10 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 15 Oct 2024 Classroom

Successfully Conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO

New for 2024

Live online, Classroom

Oral proceedings are organised to conclude the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases. Consequently, a European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to attend oral proceedings, either to defend a client's invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. To defend your client's interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at those occasions and to be property prepared for it.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Joeri Beetz
  • Next: 7 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 16 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 2-3 Dec 2024 Live online

The Trade Mark Administrator

Live online

This trade mark administrator training course is a comprehensive overview of what every trade mark administrator should know.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Victoria Silk
  • Next: 13-14 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 8-11 Oct 2024 Live online

US Patent Practice

Live online

What all European patent attorneys need to know - an intensive and highly interactive two-day seminar including discussions on US patent law and strategies and tactics for patent prosecution at the US Patent Office

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by James Suggs
  • and Nicole Reifman