Here are details of some one-day courses that IP Draughts will be running over the Summer and Autumn.
Please let Mark know if you are interested, particularly for the first course, which needs one or two more people before it can go ahead on 19 August.
Drafting Legal Clauses in Commercial Contracts
Over many years, this has been one of the most popular courses that IP Draughts has run. In the morning we focus on warranties, indemnities and liability clauses. In the afternoon, we turn to various boilerplate clauses including entire agreement clauses, termination provisions and choice of law and jurisdiction.
This one-day course will be run on 19 August 2014 at the UCL Faculty of Laws in London. Course programme here.
Contract Drafting: An Advanced-Level Workshop
This course focuses on the techniques of contract drafting. It is suitable for practitioners who have studied contract law and have some experience of drafting, and who wish to develop their drafting skills away from the ‘heat’ of negotiations. Participants will have the opportunity to draft and discuss wording in a non-judgmental setting.
This one-day course will be run on 4 September 2014 at the UCL Faculty of Laws in London. Course programme here.
Intellectual Property Licensing: An Advanced-Level Drafting Workshop
This course combines a discussion of the substance of IP licence agreements with a detailed look at the drafting of the terms of those agreements, including grant clauses, payment terms, performance obligations and warranties. It is not specific to any market sector, and much of the discussion is relevant to most sectors, but in the examples that are used there is an emphasis towards technology licensing rather than arts-based licensing.
This one-day course will be run on 16 September 2014 at the UCL Faculty of Laws in London. Course programme here.
To book on any of the above courses, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While on the subject of courses, don’t overlook Ken Adams’ course on Drafting Clearer Contracts, which will be run for the first time at UCL on 3 November 2014. Ken is a US attorney and contracting drafting guru, who has spent many years refining his thoughts on how to draft contracts clearly. These thoughts are set ou in his excellent book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. IP Draughts agrees with most of what Ken says about contract drafting, and is delighted that he has brought his course to the UK. Details here.
Finally, if you would like an intensive, week-long course on IP transactions, which provides 29 CPD points, please consider attending our multi-award-winning course, Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice, which will be run again at UCL in 2015. This time, we are running the course a little later in the year, from 20-24 April 2015. The course has won a Provost’s Teaching Award from UCL in 2014 and a Highly Commended in the 2013 Law Society Excellence Awards. Last year’s course brochure here.