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April 2024 training courses

Effective Technology Transfer Training Course

Effective Technology Transfer

16-17 Apr 2024 - London

The ‘how to’ of technology transfer across the product lifecycle

Presented by Bruce Davis (bio)

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Medical Device Software: Complying with the EU MDR, EU IVDR & FDA Regulations

Medical Device Software: Complying with the EU MDR, EU IVDR & FDA Regulations

22-25 Apr 2024 - London

An introduction to medical device software regulations and requirements to include the latest EU and FDA guidance and risk management.

Presented by Koen Cobbaert (bio)
Zuzanna Kwade (bio)

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Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist Training Course

Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist

24-26 Apr 2024 - London

An ideal course for non-scientists and scientists who need to understand the basic theory, principles, techniques and potential of biotechnology.

Presented by Robert Alvarez (bio)
and 6 more leading experts

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Sustainable Design and Manufacture for Medical Devices Training Course

Sustainable Design and Manufacture for Medical Devices

25 Apr 2024 - London

Sustainability in medical technology, as in all industries, is increasingly no longer an option. It’s not a question of “if” – it’s a question of “how”. This seminar will give you an in depth understanding of what sustainability options exist, what the benefits are, what drives them, and how to choose which will work for your company. It will also provide practical advice on how to implement change.

Presented by Cormac O'Prey (bio)

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May 2024 training courses

Regulatory Affairs for Support Staff Training Course

Regulatory Affairs for Support Staff

13-14 May 2024 - London

This two-day course provides an introduction to pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and the basics of drug development and has been designed specifically for those working in a support staff role.

Presented by Norah Lightowler (bio)

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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims Training Course

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

14 May 2024 - London

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

Presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (bio)
Bradley Hulbert (bio)
Matthew Jones (bio)

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU (European Union)/US Patent Applications Training Course

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

15-16 May 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Bradley Hulbert (bio)
David Meldrum (bio)

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The Role of the Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance (PRRC) Under the MDR (Medical Device Regulation) and IVDR (In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation) Training Course

The Role of the Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance (PRRC) Under the MDR and IVDR

21 May 2024 - London

This one day course will cover the role of the Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance (PRRC) introduced by the implementation of the Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 and the In-Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation 2017/746. The course will review Article 15 from the regulation in detail to enable understanding of the intent of each requirement. It will also present the UK Medical Device Regulation requirements and discuss the proposed Qualified Person role with current information.

Presented by Stuart Angell (bio)

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June 2024 training courses

IP (Intellectual Property) Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice Training Course

IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

4 Jun 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Tim May (bio)
Andy Spurr (bio)

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Advanced Pharmacovigilance Training Course

Advanced Pharmacovigilance

5-7 Jun 2024 - London

This course will be of maximum benefit to those drug safety professionals who are working both in the clinical and post-marketing safety arena including QA for auditing.

Presented by Graeme Ladds (bio)

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

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

5 Jun 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Alan Boyd (bio)
Tim May (bio)

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Process Validation for Medical Devices Training Course

Process Validation for Medical Devices

5-6 Jun 2024 - London

This course focuses on the Regulatory and Quality Management System links to Process Validation for medical devices, and reviews the Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification and Performance Qualification Processes and how these fit with regulatory needs and technical documentation.

Presented by Stuart Angell (bio)

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Human Factors and Usability Engineering in the Development of Drug Delivery Products Training Course

Human Factors and Usability Engineering in the Development of Drug Delivery Products

5-6 Jun 2024 - London

Applying HF and usability to comply with the MDR.

This two-day workshop has been designed specifically for product developers who want to incorporate human factors testing into their product development, or need to provide the regulators with specific usability data for their device.

Presented by Richard Featherstone (bio)

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The Medical Device School - From Concept to CE Marking Training Course

The Medical Device School - From Concept to CE Marking

10-14 Jun 2024 - London

This comprehensive course has been designed to map the processes from device concept to marketing and show how regulatory, quality, clinical and other aspects of device development are joined into a continuous process.

Presented by Stuart Angell (bio)
and 7 more leading experts

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EU (European Union) Pharmaceutical Regulations & Strategy Training Course

EU Pharmaceutical Regulations & Strategy

11-12 Jun 2024 - London

The course will provide an up-to-date overview of the current European pharmaceutical regulatory environment including procedures for obtaining marketing authorisation and post-approval obligations. The proposed changes to the EU pharmaceuticals legislation and post-Brexit changes in the UK will be discussed in the context of regulatory obligations and strategic considerations for obtaining and maintaining marketing authorisations.

Presented by Norah Lightowler (bio)

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US Patent Practice Training Course

US Patent Practice

13-14 Jun 2024 - London

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

Presented by Nicole Reifman (bio)
James Suggs (bio)

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Project Management for Pharma Professionals Training Course

Project Management for Pharma Professionals

17-18 Jun 2024 - London

The leading project management course designed specifically for the pharma/bio industries – also applicable to those working in medical devices and animal health

Includes: Interactive workshop sessions

Presented by Laura Brown (bio)

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The Animal Health Summer School: Working Through Veterinary Drug Development in the EU (European Union) and USA Training Course

The Animal Health Summer School: Working Through Veterinary Drug Development in the EU and USA

17-20 Jun 2024 - London

This practical four-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of veterinary medicine development in the EU and USA.

Presented by Andrew Hewitt (bio)
David Petrick (bio)

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July 2024 training courses

An Introduction to ISO 13485: 2016 - Quality Management System (QMS) for Medical Devices Training Course

An Introduction to ISO 13485: 2016 - Quality Management System (QMS) for Medical Devices

4 Jul 2024 - London

This course has been specifically designed to provide an essential introduction to ISO 13485 and the QMS and provides a comprehensive and valuable overview of the requirements and responsibilities involved.
Where ever you and your company sit within the medical device arena this is an excellent opportunity to become appraised of the requirements.

Presented by Stuart Angell (bio)

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Cyber Security for Medical Devices Training Course

Cyber Security for Medical Devices

4-5 Jul 2024 - London

This seminar will provide you with an understanding of cybersecurity and its increasing regulatory focus, and how to embed and apply state-of-the-art security in your existing processes to deliver safe and secure products and solutions.

Presented by Ben Kokx (bio)

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An Introduction to Human Factors for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Professionals Training Course

An Introduction to Human Factors for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Professionals

10 Jul 2024 - London

This course will cover the key regulations used globally in human factors and usability engineering, the specific standards and guidances that detail processes, methods, and the tools commonly used in medical device development that focus on the user, as well as the interaction with risk management and future business success.

Presented by Greg Thay (bio)

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Navigating the EPO (European Patent Office) and the European Patent System - Summer School Training Course

Navigating the EPO and the European Patent System - Summer School

15-19 Jul 2024 - London

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

Presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

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MBA Strategic Thinking for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals Training Course

MBA Strategic Thinking for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals

15-16 Jul 2024 - London

Working in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure, is probably one of the most challenging managerial roles of any industry today.

Presented by Laura Brown (bio)

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The HR Professional Summer School Training Course

The HR Professional Summer School

15-19 Jul 2024 - London

This interactive Summer School explores some of the most important issues facing HR professionals today and has been designed for those who want to add value to their HR function and be a high-performing member of their senior management team.

Presented by Katie Botten (bio)
and 5 more leading experts

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The 5-day Comprehensive Management Summer School Training Course

The 5-day Comprehensive Management Summer School

15-19 Jul 2024 - London

This interactive Summer School has been designed for professionals who want to learn how to deal more positively with situations to achieve greater success by enhancing their leadership skills through adopting a compassionate approach, as well as learning new techniques to manage across the generational spectrum.

Presented by Nicole Eisele (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

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Conflict Management & Resolution for HR Professionals Training Course

Conflict Management & Resolution for HR Professionals

15 Jul 2024 - London

This interactive course will help you to develop key conflict resolution skills as an important HR conflict management tool to empower and support your staff to manage conflict effectively.

Presented by Nicole Eisele (bio)

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The Role of Wellbeing in Individual and Organisational Growth Training Course

The Role of Wellbeing in Individual and Organisational Growth

16 Jul 2024 - London

This programme will discuss definitions of wellbeing, acknowledging that it has many different components. It will detail what each of these components are and the need to understand the symbiotic significance of each component. Drawing on neurological evidence the programme will examine the signs of declining Well Being, and explain the related negative outcomes to the individual and the workplace.

Presented by Claire Mould (bio)

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The Leadership and Management Summer School Training Course

The Leadership and Management Summer School

16-19 Jul 2024 - London

This highly interactive 4-day leadership summer school is designed to give aspiring leaders the opportunity to enhance existing skills, explore current trends and thinking, and ensure sustainability and growth by adopting a compassionate approach to leadership.

Presented by Geoff Marsh (bio)
Claire Mould (bio)
Mark Thomas (bio)

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Establishing and Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Teams and Workplaces Training Course

Establishing and Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Teams and Workplaces

17 Jul 2024 - London

This programme will discuss what an emotionally intelligent team is, and how this differs from a team that is just functioning (and definitely an underperforming or dysfunctional team). It will outline how establishing and nurturing an emotionally intelligent team will enhance the productivity and effectiveness of the team, and therefore the organisation as a whole.

Presented by Claire Mould (bio)

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Developing High Performance HR Business Partner and Consulting Skills Training Course

Developing High Performance HR Business Partner and Consulting Skills

17-18 Jul 2024 - London

Achieve excellence as an HR business partner and enhance your ability to deliver a positive impact and support across the whole business.

Presented by Katie Botten (bio)

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Ensuring Sustainability and Growth by Placing People at the Centre of the Triangulation of Policy, Process & Practice

Ensuring Sustainability and Growth by Placing People at the Centre of the Triangulation of Policy, Process & Practice

18 Jul 2024 - London

This programme will provide a clear understanding of the independent yet interdependent nature of Policy, Processes, and Practice. Focusing on the importance of putting people at the centre of this triangulation.

Presented by Claire Mould (bio)

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Managing the Intergenerational Workplace Training Course

Managing the Intergenerational Workplace

19 Jul 2024 - London

This interactive webinar will look at what Leaders and Managers can do to manage a blended workforce spanning four generations, that vary in their work ethics, ideas about work-life balance and long-term career goals. Practical tips will be discussed on managing intergenerational issues and how to prepare a strategy for increasing levels of inclusivity and respect with your own teams and individual team members. 

Presented by Geoff Marsh (bio)

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Compassionate Leadership and Successful, Sustainable Organisational Growth Training Course

Compassionate Leadership and Successful, Sustainable Organisational Growth

19 Jul 2024 - London

This programme will explain the direct link between compassionate leadership and successful, sustainable organisational growth. The session will detail the key components of compassionate leadership and how this can be achieved in practice.

Presented by Claire Mould (bio)

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Root Cause Analysis and Critical Thinking Training Course

Root Cause Analysis and Critical Thinking

23 Jul 2024 - London

This programme will explore the key concepts of critical thinking applied to problem solving and decision making for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals

Presented by Laura Brown (bio)

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An Introduction to the Medical Device Regulation Training Course

An Introduction to the Medical Device Regulation

31 Jul-2 Aug 2024 - London

This seminar provides a detailed introduction to the European medical device legislation. It will explain the Regulation and which products are covered, the involvement of Notified Bodies, how to choose one and outline what a manufacturer must do.

Presented by Janette Benaddi (bio)
Will Burton (bio)
Theresa Jeary (bio)

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August 2024 training courses

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System Training Course

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

5-6 Aug 2024 - London

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*

Presented by Richard Gillespie (bio)

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Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report Training Course

Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report

5-6 Aug 2024 - London

Cover all the aspects of clinical evaluation in line with the European medical device regulations and applicable guidance documents

Presented by Janette Benaddi (bio)

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The Patent Administrator Training Course

The Patent Administrator

7 Aug 2024 - London

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

Presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)

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September 2024 training courses

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Approval Process for Medical Devices Training Course

FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices

10-11 Sep 2024 - London

This seminar will provide a solid foundation in the approval and clearance processes for medical devices in the United States including the underlying legal and regulatory requirements and the 'general controls' applicable to all devices.

Presented by Jonathan Hughes (bio)

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Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices Training Course

Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices

16-17 Sep 2024 - London

Key guidance on how to use the ISO 10993 series of standards and successfully apply a risk management approach to the biological evaluation of medical devices.

*Includes:* Interactive workshops and discussion sessions

Presented by Philip Clay (bio)
Rona Middlemiss (bio)

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Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators Training Course

Key Updates for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

19-20 Sep 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Xiaodan Dai (bio)
and 4 more leading experts

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Understanding the European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) Training Course

Understanding the European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

20 Sep 2024 - London

The European Patent landscape is set to change radically in June 2023 with the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court coming into force. This intensive one-day course will give you essential insights into unitary patents, the UPC and how the new patent system will impact your business.

Presented by Olivier Corticchiato (bio)

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Process Validation with Qualification Training Course

Process Validation with Qualification

23-24 Sep 2024 - London

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the EU and FDA process validation guidance, learn how to establish a process validation programme, understand the link between QbD and process validation, apply relevant tools for process validation including risk assessment.

Presented by Bruce Davis (bio)

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An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Packaging Training Course

An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Packaging

25-27 Sep 2024 - London

This course provides an essential overview of pharmaceutical packaging and will be valuable for newcomers to this field. It will also act as a good refresher for those with more experience.

Presented by Chris Penfold (bio)

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Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist Training Course

Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist

25-27 Sep 2024 - London

An ideal course for non-scientists and scientists who need to understand the basic theory, principles, techniques and potential of biotechnology.

Presented by Robert Alvarez (bio)
and 5 more leading experts

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Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators Training Course

Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

26-27 Sep 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Christopher Casley (bio)
Matthias Reischle (bio)
Catherine Van Houten (bio)

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October 2024 training courses

Sustainable Design and Manufacture for Medical Devices Training Course

Sustainable Design and Manufacture for Medical Devices

4 Oct 2024 - London

Sustainability in medical technology, as in all industries, is increasingly no longer an option. It’s not a question of “if” – it’s a question of “how”. This seminar will give you an in depth understanding of what sustainability options exist, what the benefits are, what drives them, and how to choose which will work for your company. It will also provide practical advice on how to implement change.

Presented by Cormac O'Prey (bio)

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Effective Technology Transfer Training Course

Effective Technology Transfer

7-8 Oct 2024 - London

The ‘how to’ of technology transfer across the product lifecycle

Presented by Bruce Davis (bio)

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Successfully Conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO (European Patent Office) Training Course

Successfully Conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO

15 Oct 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)

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November 2024 training courses

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims Training Course

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

5 Nov 2024 - London

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

Presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (bio)
Bradley Hulbert (bio)
Matthew Jones (bio)

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU (European Union)/US Patent Applications Training Course

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

6-7 Nov 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Bradley Hulbert (bio)
David Meldrum (bio)

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The Art of European Claim Drafting Training Course

The Art of European Claim Drafting

7-8 Nov 2024 - London

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

Presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)
Leythem Wall (bio)

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A Practical Approach to Veterinary Vaccine Development and Registration in the EU (European Union) Training Course

A Practical Approach to Veterinary Vaccine Development and Registration in the EU

11-12 Nov 2024 - London

This event has been designed to give practical advice and guidance on how to successfully develop market approval in the EU. The programme will take participants through a step-by-step approach to the process and will also provide key guidance on how to maintain MA once achieved.

Presented by Mel Munro (bio)

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

14 Nov 2024 - London

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

Presented by Anthony D Del Monaco (bio)
Brian Kacedon (bio)
Cara Regan (bio)

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Veterinary Pharmaceutical Submissions in the EU (European Union) Training Course

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Submissions in the EU

26-27 Nov 2024 - London

Presentations will cover the regulatory framework, pharmaceutical, toxicological and pharmacological data, safety risk assessments, pre-clinical and clinical data, critical expert reports and regulatory submissions.

Presented by Andrew Hewitt (bio)
Dave Parry (bio)

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Practical Implementation of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) in Veterinary Field Studies Training Course

Practical Implementation of GCP in Veterinary Field Studies

26-27 Nov 2024 - London

This seminar will take many aspects of animal health and veterinary research and development through a typical clinical trial, and pay attention to compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as outlined in the two guidelines on safety and efficacy produced by FEDESA and the CVMP.

Presented by Rachel Anderson (bio)
Donna Taylor (bio)
Jenny Webster (bio)

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December 2024 training courses

IP (Intellectual Property) Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice Training Course

IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

4 Dec 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Tim May (bio)
Andy Spurr (bio)
Tim Whitfield (bio)

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

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

5 Dec 2024 - London

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.

Presented by Alan Boyd (bio)
Tim May (bio)

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