Informals Foundation Lectures

The CIPA Informals Foundation Lecture series will begin on 9 January 2017 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,

Michelle and Kate
Foundation Lecture Organisers


Mon 9 January 2017 Introductory Lecture
Mon 16 January 2017 Novelty and Inventive Step
Mon 23 January 2017 Patentability and Excluded Matter
Mon 30 January 2017 Patent Searching
Mon 6 February 2017 Priority
Mon 13 February 2017 Claim Construction
Mon 20 February 2017 Renewals, Reinstatements and Restitution
Mon 27 February 2017 Amendments
Mon 6 March 2017 Ownership and Entitlement
Mon 13 March 2017 EPC
Mon 20 March 2017 Infringement
Mon 27 March 2017 Biotech Patents
Mon 3 April 2017 Basic English Law
Mon 10 April 2017 Unitary Patents
Tue 18 April 2017 Computer Patents
Mon 24 April 2017 Agreements relating to Patents
Tue 2 May 2017 Introduction to Copyright
Mon 8 May 2017 US Patent Law
Mon 15 May 2017 Company & Contract Law
Mon 22 May 2017 Attacking Patents
Tue 30 May 2017 IP and competition law
Mon 5 June 2017 Introduction to Trade Marks
Mon 12 June 2017 Introduction to Design Rights
Mon 19 June 2017 Security Provisions
Mon 26 June 2017 PCT



3 thoughts on “Informals Foundation Lectures

  1. Hi Michelle and Kate

    Is there anything that you can do about the audio quality for the lectures this year?

    I work in Birmingham so, like many, cannot attend in person but have watched some of last year’s lectures online. The lectures can be very difficult to follow because of poor audio quality.

    Thanks in advance


  2. Hi Michelle and Kate,

    Please can you forward on the details on streaming this year’s webinars?


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