Welcome to the IP Masterclass. Our popular accredited course on Intellectual Property (IP) for business professionals.
This 2½ day specialist course enables delegates to develop a detailed understanding of intellectual property and its relationship with business, culture and the economy, as well as sound practical skills they can apply to a business environment.
The IP Masterclass has been developed by the Intellectual Property Office in partnership with Coventry University and the British Library.
It has been accredited by Coventry University, and supported by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA). The recognised professional bodies for IP attorneys in the UK.
The IP Masterclass course covers the following topics in depth:
Day 1 – IPO
Speakers from our examination areas take you through a description of each IP right and the process and supporting law of the examination process, plus a representative IP attorney will take you through the added value they bring to the process:
- Trade marks
- IP attorney
- Plus an invited guest speaker
Day 2 – Coventry University
- Accreditation and conducting an IP health check
Day 3 – British Library
- Intellectual Property database searching (to a professional standard).
These sessions will be delivered as a mix of presentations and interactive sessions.
Please note if you already have in depth knowledge of IP in these areas this course will not be suitable for you, or if you wish to attend one or two of the days this can be arranged.
The course offer delegates the opportunity to gain credits at Post-Graduate level. The CATS (Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme) points system is recognised by many UK Higher Education institutions as a method of quantifying credit for a particular course.
This course is aimed at 'Level 7', Masters Level and is worth 15 credits.
These credits can be put forward towards a postgraduate certificate (60 credits), a diploma (120 credits) or an MBA (180 credits).
The course has been quality assured by Coventry University.
"There is no doubt in my mind that the Masterclass is challenging for students. Those that succeed will have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the practice of IP law. The blended delivery model of the course will appeal to those students who wish to remain in work".
James Hanlon, External Verifier and Principal Lecturer, Sheffield University
found this course very useful and interesting. There was a great variety of subjects covered and the
best aspect was the practical/commercial sessions, rather than just being theoretical".
Hannah Alphey, MBM Commercial.
search techniques and the available free databases were the most useful. Reviewing and practising "how
to search" across the different types of IP was critical for me and my primary reason for attending
the Masterclass. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to others".
Kara McBride, Yorkshire Water Services Ltd.
IP, negotiating a license and Commercial Opportunities Appraisal Process sessions were extremely informative,
well delivered and applicable to my role in advising companies".
Anis Mourad, Scottish Enterprise.
- Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 June 2013 - fully booked
- 30 September - 2 October 2013
- 11 - 13 March 2014
Intellectual Property Office
Cost and registration
The course costs £990 per delegate (plus VAT) this includes a two night stay at a local hotel, lunch, course fees and materials (evening meals excepted). The course is based at the Intellectual Property Office in Newport.
If you are interested in attending the course or for further information on content, further dates / locations please email IP Masterclass.