On Tuesday 28 February, the Faculty of Law hosted the first Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice Alumni Drinks and Talk at the Oxford Cambridge Club in London. The event was attended by about 75 Diploma alumni and tutors. His Honour Judge Colin Birss QC, Patents County Court, gave an entertaining and provocative talk about the practice of intellectual property law in the UK and the EU. The event also celebrated the fourth year of collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association. The Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice is taught jointly by senior Oxford academics and senior practitioners from law firms and chambers.  It provides a top quality course for newly qualified solicitors and barristers embarking on a career in intellectual property in England and Wales. If you are interested in this course, please refer to the Diploma course pages[linkme].

From left to right: Professor Timothy Endicott (Dean of the Faculty of Law), Professor Graeme Dinwoodie (Course Director of the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice), HHJ Colin Birss QC (Patents County Court), Philip Westmacott (Chair of the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association)