CIPA Informals Foundation Lecture Timetable 2016

The CIPA Informals Foundation Lecture series will begin on 11 January and provide an introduction to many of the topics covered by the Foundation Exams.

The lectures will take place in CIPA Hall at 95 Chancery Lane and will begin at 5.30 PM. They will also be streamed live via webinar (details on how to access these to follow). After the lectures we will all be heading to a nearby pub which will provide a good opportunity to meet other trainees and chat to the lecturers!

The timetable for the lectures is as follows. Any changes to this will be posted on the Yellowsheet blog ( so keep an eye out!

We look forward to seeing you there,

David and Sara Jane
Foundation Lecture Organisers

Date Title
Mon 11 January 2016 Introductory Lecture
Mon 18 January 2016 Novelty and Inventive Step
Mon 25 January 2016 Patentability and Excluded Matter
Mon 1 February 2016 Patent Searching
Mon 8 February 2016 Priority
Mon 15 February 2016 Claim Construction
Tue 23 February 2016 Renewals, Reinstatements and Restitution
Mon 29 February 2016 Amendments
Mon 7 March 2016 Ownership and Entitlement
Mon 14 March 2016 EPC
Mon 21 March 2016 Infringement
Tue 29 March 2016 Biotech Patents
Mon 4 April 2016 Basic English Law
Mon 11 April 2016 Unitary Patents
Mon 18 April 2016 Computer Patents
Mon 25 April 2016 Agreements Relating to Patents
Tue 3 May 2016 Introduction to Copyright
Mon 9 May 2016 Security Provisions
Mon 23 May 2016 Attacking Patents
Tue 31 May 2016 US Patent Law
Mon 4 July 2016 PCT
TBC (June) IP and Competition law
TBC (June) Introduction to Trade Marks
TBC (June) Introduction to Design Rights
TBC (June) Company and Contract Law

**Days for “Introduction to Copyright” and “Security Provisions” corrected after first posting**


9 thoughts on “CIPA Informals Foundation Lecture Timetable 2016

  1. The 3rd of May is a Tuesday and the 9th is a Monday, as opposed to the Monday and Tuesday given above. Can you please confirm these dates?

  2. May I ask whether the webinars support submission of questions during a tutorial?

  3. Hi all,
    In response to Michael’s question, the correct dates for the Introduction to Copyright and Security Provisions lectures are Tuesday 3rd and Monday 9th May, respectively. Apologies for the confusion.
    Sara Jane

  4. Dan

    I think the answer to your question is “yes”, but I’ve asked CIPA to confirm and will post again when we are sure.


  5. Thanks for the update Ben. The article also mentioned that details were to follow w.r.t how to stream the webinars. Is there any update in that regard?



  6. Hi Dan,
    Bill Mische sent an email out on Friday with the webinar log-in details. If you haven’t received that, email me (SJPaines[at]marks-clerk[dot]com) and I will forward the message to you. I can also ask Bill to check whether you are on the mailing list or not.
    Sara Jane

  7. Further to my earlier post, CIPA has said the following about asking questions during the webinar:

    “The answer is yes. We normally run the WebEx full screen but if you click on the top you should be able to get the Q&A window”

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