IP Transactions 2020: bookings now open!

In case you missed it, bookings are now open for next year’s outing of the one-week UCL course on IP Transactions. It will run from 20-24 April 2020. A brochure and application form can be found here.

This will be the eighth year of the course. It continues to get very good feedback from students. Quotes from last year’s feedback forms can be found in the brochure linked above.

IP Draughts is grateful to the many (around 30) experienced IP lawyers and others who teach on the course and make it such a success. Each year, he is reminded of how much talent and goodwill there is among experienced IP practitioners, and willingness to pass on their skills to the next generations.

Above all, though, IP Draughts is grateful to Professor Sir Robin Jacob of UCL for seeing the merits in this course when IP Draughts brought the idea to him about 10 years ago. Alone among IP professors in the leading UK law faculties that IP Draughts approached, Sir Robin was enthusiastic and helped to make the course happen.

IP Draughts puts this down partly to Sir Robin’s background in legal practice, unlike most IP law professors, or academics generally. It is such a shame that leading law faculties mostly don’t get the importance of embracing legal practice. Not as a replacement for their existing activities, but as an important additional area, that could help to raise the standards, relevance and impact of law faculties in so many ways.

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