Intellectual Property: Essential Skills

Starting Price: £188.00

Price excludes VAT

Intellectual Property (IP) law is increasingly complex in today’s fast-changing commercial and technological environment.  In order to practice effectively in this specialism, you need an understanding of the underlying legal principles, together with an appreciation of the commercial importance of IP.

This course provides you with an overview of the main types of IP and the associated law in a variety of important contexts (transactional and litigation).  It will also help you understand the commercial importance of IP and improve your skills when dealing with IP matters through the use of practical exercises and case studies.


This course is particularly suitable for newly qualified and junior lawyers, as well as more experienced practitioners, who are either planning to move into this area or are looking for a refresher of the key principles.

Key Benefits

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the importance of IP to your client’s business
  • Improve your ability to give advice that is practical, commercial and contextualised to your client’s needs
  • Develop your understanding of how IP is commercialised by organisations
  • Understand the importance of protecting and enforcing IP in order to preserve its commercial value.
Locations and Dates

Live Online – 23 July 2024 (Limited Spaces)

Live Online – 31 October 2024

Format & Delivery
  • Legal/Knowledge Skills
Topics Covered
  • Main Types of Intellectual Property
  • Drafting and Negotiating a Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Main Clauses Found in an IP Licence
  • Drafting and Negotiating an IP Assignment
  • IP Legal Due Diligence (including How to Conduct an IP Audit)
  • IP Warranties
  • An Overview of Contentious IP Matters.
Prior Knowledge

Prior knowledge of IP will be beneficial but is not essential for the course.


Everyone attending this course must complete the preparatory exercises in advance.  Please note that the preparation includes exercises and a case study, which will be used as reference and discussion point during the day, facilitating group discussions and enabling you to move on to explore important concepts in greater detail.  Failure to complete the work in advance will therefore not allow you to derive maximum benefit from the training and may limit your ability to participate in group activities.

The post-coursework for this course is completion of a Personal Development Plan.

By completing this exercise, you will reflect on the knowledge acquired from attending this course, and plan and record ongoing learning and development needs; as required by the SRA continuing competence regime

SRA Competencies

B2        Undertake legal research

B4        Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client’s instructions

B6        Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues