Informals EQE Lectures 2015

The Informals’ EQE Lectures 2015 also begin in January. The EQE lectures will follow a similar format to last year, normally being on Monday lunchtimes (though we may expand to Thursdays as well to maximise the number of lectures). We have asked the lecturers to go through a recent paper (normally 2013/2014). You can listen live via WebEX and ask questions on the day, and the recordings will also go up on the CIPA website to listen to afterwards. Previous years’ lectures are also still on the CIPA website, should you find these useful.

A provisional timetable is as follows, though more lectures are planned and we will update once the Yellow Sheet blog and the CIPA website ( when we have confirmed with the lecturers:

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JEB Advanced Lectures 2012

The following lectures have been confirmed:

P4: 28 August 2012 – Martin Maclean (Mathys & Squire LLP)

“What to do when things go wrong”:
4 September 2012 – Rhian Granleese (Marks & Clerk LLP)

P2: 11 September 2012 – Doug Ealey (D. Young & Co. LLP)

P6: 18 September 2012 – David Taylor (Venner Shipley LLP)

P3: 25 September 2012 – Iain Russell (EIP)
Further details and downloads are available here.

EDIT: A second lecture on P3 will be given, also by Iain Russell, on 2 October 2012.


Foundation Lectures 2012

The following lectures are confirmed for this year’s Foundation Lecture series.  Be sure to check the blog for updates, and keep an eye out for emails from CIPA with reminders and information about any last-minute changes.

5th March 2012: Renewals, Reinstatement and Restitution –  Pippa Griffin – Mathys & Squire

12th March 2012: US Patent Law – Mark Simpson – Saul

19th March 2012: Infringement – Chris Mercer – Carpmaels

26th March 2012: Computer Patents  – Simon Davies – D Young

2nd April 2012: Security Provisions – Mike Leaning – UKIPO

16th April 2012: Ownership and Entitlement  – Akash Sachdeva – Allen & Overy

23rd April 2012: EPC2000 – Alison Care – Kilburn & Strode

30th April 2012: Agreements Relating to Patents – Anna Duffus – Bird & Bird

14th May 2012: PCT – Robert Stephen – Olswang

21st May 2012: Biotech Patents – Phillip Webber – Dehns

28th May 2012 Patent Searching – Brendan Churchill – UKIPO

11th June 2012 Introduction to Trade Marks – Emmy Hunt – Olswang

18th June 2012: Claim Construction – James St Ville – 8 New Square

25th June 2012: Introduction to Design Rights – Chris de Mauny – Bird & Bird

2nd July 2012: Introduction to Copyright – Rachel Fetches – Bird & Bird

9th July 2012: Basic English Law -Tim Harris – Bird & Bird