Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board
All registered patent and trade mark attorneys in active practice are required to achieve the minimum of 16 hours CPD in order to remain registered and to self-certify that they have met this requirement when renewing their registration. Visit to find out more.

Solicitors Regulation Authority
All practising lawyers are required to have enough suitable CPD hours for their area of law.
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Accreditation is sought for all Trade Mark seminars and conferences. For all IP accreditation queries please contact us

A practical interactive three day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills

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.

This two day programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics with practical tips and advice on how to make most efficient use of ePCT

Advanced PCT Formalities

19-20 Nov 2020

This 18th prestigious annual ‘must attend’ event has been designed specifically for Senior Patent Administrators. It provides an ideal opportunity to learn about any 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.

Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators, speakers from WIPO discussing the Madrid and Hague systems, from OHIM discussing the guidelines, also presentation about differences between US and EU practice and what to do about them.

We can customise this course to meet your requirements.

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

We can customise this course to meet your requirements.

A two-day no-nonsense plain English practical course to get-to-grips with business and contract law for busy business executives.

Business and Contract Law

3-4 Mar 2020

Also on: 25 Jun 2020

Achieve excellence as an HR business partner and improve your ability to increase the impact HR has on your organisation

Some of the topics to be covered at this meeting include an overview of the legal/policy landscape as it affects the terms of CTAs, clause-by-clause review, legal clauses, review of a University’s CTA

Proactively manage the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful international agreement

A practical interactive two-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements

Drafting Commercial Contracts

26-27 Feb 2020

Also on: 28 Oct 2020

The complete guide to drafting and negotiating clear and concise commercial agreements in English. Presented by expert linguists with extensive experience in commercial law.

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

18-20 Mar 2020

Also on: 11 Nov 2020

Book by 12 Feb to save
£300 / €420 / $468

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

Book by 31 Mar to save
£100 / €140 / $156

Ensure clear, structured, risk-free collaborative R&D and joint venture agreements for maximum commercial success in one intensive day

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.

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

11 Jun 2020

Also on: 5 Nov 2020

This practical and interactive 2-day programme will ensure you understand where your organisation is exposed and how you can successfully protect against risk.

Raise your knowledge of the latest employment law and legislation and learn how to deal practically with the numerous areas an employer regularly faces

A two-day seminar for Administrative Staff in the Patent Profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

18-19 Jun 2020

Also on: 26 Nov 2020

Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives; fundamentals of FTO search scope, methods for searching for claimed features, using basic legal status tools to assist valuation, and understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective.

Freedom-to-Operate Searching

28 Feb 2020

Also on: 8 Oct 2020

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

Book by 31 Mar to save
£200 / €280 / $312

Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work

Book by 24 Jan to save
£100 / €140 / $156

A two-day workshop for those who need to achieve results through personal influence.

This specialist five-day seminar running in Dubai has been expressly developed to focus exclusively on the law and regulations governing business and contract law for cross-border contracts.

International Commercial Contracts School, Dubai

22-26 Mar 2020

Also on: 20 Sep 2020

Book by 11 Feb to save
£500 / €700 / $780

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.


IP Due Diligence & Freedom-to-Operate in Practice

18 Jun 2020

Also on: 3 Dec 2020

Understanding the detailed law of damages and liabilities for the purposes of negotiating and drafting international contracts governed by English Law

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

Book by 31 Mar to save
£100 / €140 / $156

Two practical days to understand current best practice and generate creative,
value-added solutions to your management challenges

Book by 12 Feb to save
£200 / €280 / $312

A two-day seminar designed to explain what IT contracts are, how and why they work and how to put them in place.

Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts

18-19 Mar 2020

Also on: 8 Sep 2020

Book by 12 Feb to save
£200 / €280 / $312

In one intensive day learn how to protect and exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial benefit

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

A new comprehensive and practical two day seminar covering Patentability and State-of-the-art Searching

Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

26-27 Feb 2020

Also on: 6 Oct 2020

This two-day workshop will give you an opportunity to improve and enhance your persuading and influencing skills within business


Positive Persuading and Influencing Skills

10-11 Jun 2020

Also on: 18 Nov 2020

Licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities, public or quasi-public bodies for the development of new business prospects and cross-border expansion.

Newly updated programme

A step by step practical guide to Strategic IP Planning

Strategic IP Planning

10-12 Mar 2020

Also on: 22 Sep 2020

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

The Art of European Claim Drafting

19-20 May 2020

Also on: 11 Nov 2020

Book by 31 Mar to save
£200 / €280 / $312

Business, commercial, financial and leadership skills to manage and develop a sound and strategically effective in-house legal department

The Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers

23-26 Jun 2020

Also on: 24 Nov 2020

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the Patent Administrator

The Patent Administrator

4 Jun 2020

Also on: 24 Nov 2020

Getting from contract agreement to successful contract completion.

Proactively manage your contracts by applying a logical and systematic approach to enable you to anticipate risks and resolve problems before they become critical

The Role and Responsibilities of the Contracts Manager

18-19 Jun 2020

Also on: 26 Nov 2020

One-day intensive briefing on best practice and employment law requirements for the effective HR assistant

The Role and Skills of a Valuable HR Assistant

28 Apr 2020

Also on: 6 Oct 2020

This practical two-day programme is a must-attend event for any newly promoted or aspiring HR advisors, as well as those looking for a refresher.

The Role of an Effective HR Advisor

14-15 May 2020

Also on: 7 Oct 2020

This programme has been specifically designed for those HR professionals who operate at, or aspire to operate at, a senior level within their businesses.

The Role of the Senior HR Manager

16-17 Jun 2020

Also on: 10 Nov 2020

Learn how to navigate competition law and ensure compliance while maximising opportunities for your business

Book by 12 Feb to save
£100 / €140 / $156

US Patent Practice, What all European patent attorneys need to know. A 2-day highly interactive seminar

US Patent Practice

11-12 Jun 2020

Also on: 3 Dec 2020