As this blog has mentioned several times before, the 5-day course, Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice, will be run again at University College London’s Faculty of Laws from 17-21 February 2014. The course attracts 29 hours of continuing education “points”. As far as we know, this course is the only one of its kind, combining a rigorous study of legal issues with a very practical focus on IP transactions.
The course was devised by IP Draughts, and is delivered by approximately 25 senior practitioners. This year, we are privileged to have several new lecturers, including:
- a team from Linklaters, led by Nigel Jones, who will be speaking on IP as security,
- a team from Olswang, led by John Enser, who will be speaking on media transactions, and
- Judith Schallnau, a legal adviser at WIPO, who will be speaking on the different ways in which international IP contract disputes can be resolved
The first deadline for applications has now passed, and we have have more than enough firm bookings to make the course viable. However, we still have a few vacancies, and would encourage people to apply as soon as possible.
Judging from their applications and CVs, this year’s crop of students is excellent. They include, as well as a core group of UK solicitors in industry and private practice,
- several patent attorneys
- attorneys from Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Japan, the Netherlands, and United States
- commercial IP practitioners
Several industry sectors are represented by the students who work “in-house”, including mobile telecommunications, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial chemicals, consumer brands, charitable research, and the education sector. This range of experience should help our discussions as the course moves from sector to sector. We have sessions on practice in the IT, life sciences, media and academic sectors, as well as an extended period of discussion of IP issues in corporate transactions.
The course brochure can be downloaded from this page of the UCL Laws website. Please let Mark know if you would like to discuss any aspect, on 01865 858 878 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.