External Events

The below courses are run by Assimilate IP, specialists in providing intellectual property training, and will be given by a qualified European and UK Patent attorney. The courses are to be held on site at LBIC.

Visit the Assimilate IP website for more information and to register for any of the courses below. If you wish to discuss your IP training needs or to find out more about in-house training, please call 07729 803 482 or email.

Please note that places on all courses are limited so we recommend booking early!

Building, Managing and Monetising Your IP Portfolio

Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Time: 9:30 to 12:30

Your IP portfolio may be your most valuable asset, so why not actively review your IP strategy and plan how you intend to implement it? This course provides you with the tools you need to align your IP strategy with your business strategy, grow your portfolio and maximise its value in a cost-effective manner.  

The course is intended for R&D directors, licensing /technology transfer professionals and IP managers who are responsible for IP budgets and portfolios.

The course fee is £199 and will include teaching materials.

IP Licensing for Life Sciences and Pharma

Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Time: 9.30 to 17.00

The course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, copyright, design rights, utility models, trade secrets) and associated agreements related to licensing these rights. Learn which IP provisions are key to protecting your client’s interests and how to exploit their IP assets.

The course is intended for licensing /technology transfer professionals, business development managers and commercial lawyers who deal with licensing agreements in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries.

The course fee is £330 which includes lunch and teaching materials.

Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Time: 9:30 to 12:30

The course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, copyright, design rights, utility models, trade secrets) particularly patents. Learn about the significant differences between European and US patent law, how to conduct patent searches and prepare patent applications, and common pitfalls to look out for with Confidentiality and Material Transfer agreements.

The course is intended for scientists, engineers, business development and licensing /technology transfer professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of IP rights.

The course fee is £199 which includes teaching materials.

Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries

Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019

Time: 9.30 to 17.00

The course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, trade secrets) and how to determine if you have freedom to operate for your new products or services.  Learn how to deal with troublesome third party IP rights, particularly patents.  

Topics include European and US patent law, interpreting patent claims, infringement and enforcement of IP rights, FTO and validity searching, CRISPR IP landscape and group exercises.

Scientists, licensing /technology transfer professionals, business development managers and commercial lawyers who deal with IP agreements in the Life Sciences and Pharma sectors will all benefit from attending this course.

The registration fee is £330 which includes lunch and teaching materials.


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