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!

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.

Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers

Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Time: 9.30 to 17.00

The course provides an overview of the common IP rights (i.e., patents, trade marks, trade secrets, designs, copyright) and associated agreements commercial lawyers encounter in their day-to-day practice.  Learn which IP provisions are key to protecting your client’s rights and how to exploit their IP assets. There is particular emphasis on patents and related agreements. 

Topics include IP rights, agreements (e.g. CDAs, MTAs, licences, research, supply), infringement and enforcement of IP rights, data base searching and group exercises.

Attendance at this course will benefit those who deal with agreements relating to R&D/technology, particularly commercial lawyers and non-IP lawyers.

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

Freedom to Operate

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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, particularly in the engineering and manufacturing industries.  

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

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

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


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