Online training during Covid restrictions - our programes continue this spring in online webinar format

Training courses & Webinars:
IP management

Managing intellectual property portfolios to the best advantage can be a minefield of complex processes, database searches and formalities. Many patent applications are either lost or encounter issues that could be avoided. Our IP Management training courses have been designed to specifically help you navigate the procedural issues and the practical aspects of filing at the EPO, WIPO and USPTO to ensure successful outcomes.


EPO (European Patent Office) Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Training Course

EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop

13-14 Sep 2021 - London
Also on: 15 Sep 2021

Updated for 2021! Drawing on case law and the experience of the faculty, this seminar considers the present workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office. It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area.

Presented by Leythem Wall (bio)

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Freedom-to-Operate Searching Training Course

Freedom-to-Operate Searching

7 Oct 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 14 Oct 2021

Get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO searching, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter.

Presented by Stephen Adams (bio)

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Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights Training Course

Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights

10 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 11 Nov 2021

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

Presented by Mark Weston (bio)

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Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching Training Course

Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

5-6 Oct 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 12 Oct 2021

A comprehensive and practical two-day seminar covering the key aspects of patentability and state-of-the-art searching.

Presented by Stephen Adams (bio)
Jane List (bio)

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Strategic IP (Intellectual Property) Planning Training Course

Strategic IP Planning

21-23 Sep 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 28 Sep 2021

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

Presented by Arnaud Gasnier (bio)

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Amazing, but really fast course. (I was hoping) to explore new solutions & problem solving methods. Absolutely accomplished.

Alina Andrejeva, Lawyer, Admiral Markets AS

Was really very good and the content and material will help me with a lot of future queries.

Michelle Smal, Contracts Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd

Stephen Adams was excellent. He has experience in the field, was easy to follow and gave a good answer to difficult questions.

Shire Elmi, Examiner, Patentstyret

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and presented the content in a clear and comprehensive manner. It was also helpful that he was happy to answer any questions.

Caitlin Stewart, Legal Administrator, Costello Medical Consulting Limited

I was hoping to learn more about IP and its practical use and I believe I accomplished my goals. The course was excellent and I liked the fact that it was very interactive. The speaker was excellent and really tried to resolve our issues and answer all of our questions.

Janja Milicevic, Legal Adviser, CROATIAN RADIO TELEVISION

The course exceeded my expectations; I expected to be educated in concepts and theories, instead I was equipped with tools and experience! Arnaud was an enthusiastic presenter and a patient guide through the intense volume of information and challenging interactive group work. I was impressed at how applicable the content of the course was to delegates from such a variety of business sizes and markets; everyone was finding the teaching relevant to them in some way. I loved the interactive aspects of the course and enjoyed learning how to use the tools given and the 'aha!' moments when it all began to make sense. I enjoyed that the tools given didn't always have 'correct' answers but always enabled you to make and justify decisions that were aligned with the business strategy.

Elizabeth Maclennan, Project Manager, McMurtry Automotive Ltd.

Very comprehensive talk, with great content.

Luke Townsend, IP Researcher, Oxford Biomedica

I learned many new things that will be of help to effectively perform searches for my clients. Highly recommended to anyone who's either new to the field or been around for a while already.

Siim Kinnas, Intellectual Property Advisor, Enterprise Estonia

Excellent teachers!

Pilar Navarro, Patent Adviser, CHEMO Laboratorios Liconsa SA

Good refresher on IPR. Mark Weston has good knowledge and a good teaching style. I particularly liked the size of the group and the takeaway materials.

Rae Gibbons-Fraser, Lawyer, Quintessential Counsel Limited