Foundation Lecture change: Tuesday 24 January

Thank you to all those who attended the first two Foundation Lectures so far (or watched the webinar)!


There is a change to the timetable with regard to next week’s lecture. The lecture will now take place on Tuesday 24 January 2017.


Please find below the updated timetable.



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!


We look forward to seeing you there,

Michelle and Kate
Foundation Lecture Organisers


DATE TITLE Lecturer  
Mon 9 January 2017 Introductory Lecture Gwilym Roberts + Stuart Forrest Kilburn & Strode +

WP Thompson

Mon 16 January 2017 Novelty and Inventive Step Greg Stepney Kilburn & Strode
Tue 24 January 2017 Patentability and Excluded Matter Paul Cole Lucas & Co.
Mon 30 January 2017 Patent Searching Rich Wood IPO
Mon 6 February 2017 Priority Matthew Jefferies Marks & Clerk
Mon 13 February 2017 Claim Construction James St Ville 8 New Square
Mon 20 February 2017 Renewals, Reinstatements and Restitution Pippa Griffin Mathys & Squire LLP
Mon 27 February 2017 Amendments Julia Gwilt Appleyard Lees
Mon 6 March 2017 Ownership and Entitlement Tibor Gold  
Mon 13 March 2017 EPC Nick Noble Kilburn & Strode
Mon 20 March 2017 Infringement Chris Mercer Carpmaels & Ransford
Mon 27 March 2017 Biotech Patents Paul Briscoe Kilburn & Strode
Mon 3 April 2017 Basic English Law Emily Gittins Bird & Bird
Mon 10 April 2017 Unitary Patents Nicholas Fox Simmons & Simmons
Tue 18 April 2017 Computer Patents Simon Davies D Young & Co
Mon 24 April 2017 Agreements relating to Patents TBC  
Tue 2 May 2017 Introduction to Copyright Rebecca O’Kelly Bird & Bird
Mon 8 May 2017 US Patent Law Mark Simpson Saul Ewing
Mon 15 May 2017 Company & Contract Law Simon Portman Marks & Clerk Solicitors
Mon 22 May 2017 Attacking Patents Kathryn Eldridge Kilburn & Strode
Tue 30 May 2017 IP and competition law Alison Firth University of Surrey
Mon 5 June 2017 Introduction to Trade Marks Carrollanne Lindley Kilburn & Strode
Mon 12 June 2017 Introduction to Design Rights Dan Sizer Marks & Clerk LLP
Mon 19 June 2017 Security Provisions Mike Leaning UKIPO
Mon 26 June 2017 PCT Jane Hollywood Olswang



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