The UK group of AIPPI organises talks and research events concerning intellectual property throughout the year.  Our events count for CPD under the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and IPReg requirements.


Most events provide drinks afterwards and the opportunity to meet the speakers and other attendees.


Attendance at our events is free for members and new applicants for membership. Junior membership costs £35 for people under 30 on 1 January in the year of membership, £70 for people over 29 and under 36, and £150 otherwise.


For new membership applications, please contact secretary@aippi.org.uk.


To enquire about our events, please contact: events@aippi.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

March 2020

The AIPPI Remedies Trilogy

AIPPI UK will be hosting a trilogy of talks covering the law which relates to the procedural side of IP litigation. Details of the venue will follow.


The topics covered will address the various stages that can arise in litigation, starting with the scope of jurisdiction that the English courts have to grant relief, through interim remedies and all the way to the award of a final monetary sum. Whilst the talks form a trilogy of topics that are related to each other, each talk will stand alone.


Part 1: Jurisdiction

Jonathan Moss of Hogarth Chambers will cover the rules on jurisdiction for IP rights and the impact those rules have on whether a remedy can be sought against a defendant in the English courts. He will also touch upon what the jurisdiction landscape may look like after Brexit.

Part 2: Interim remedies

Nicholas Caddick QC will address the recent case law on search orders and freezing injunctions, as well as how an applicant must comply with the duty of full and frank disclosure. He will also address some of the other matters that arise on all forms of interim remedies brought before the court, including the provision of cross-undertakings.

Part 3: Damages and account of profits

Andrew Norris QC will discuss the rules applied by the courts when seeking a monetary award, whether in damages or by way of account of profits. He will also consider the rules on apportionment and other matters which will impact the scope of any monetary sum awarded by the courts.

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Past Events

Thursday 27 February 2020

Intermediary Responsibility: Duties, Regulation and Liability

Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Frederick Mostert, Rachel Alexander and Jaani Riordan

Monday 27 January 2020

UK kick-off Session for Study Questions for AIPPI World Congress in Hangzhou, 2020

Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

The Cofemel decision – what have the CJEU done now?

Bristows LLP, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DH

Speaker: Lionel Bently

Thursday, 19 December 2019

UK Patent Roundup 2019

Hogan Lovells, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Speaker: Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

Thursday 14 November 2019

Rapid Response: Shanks v Unilever

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1HS

Speakers: Dr Bobby Mukherjee and Alan Johnson

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Disclosure Pilot Scheme: navigating the impossible

Linklaters, One Silk Street EC2Y 8HQ London

Speakers: Charlotte Blythe, Nick Zweck

Tuesday 9 July 2019

AIPPI UK Summer Party 2019

Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TQ

Wednesday 8th May 2019

A Soft IP Storybook 2019

Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Speaker: Benet Brandreth

Thursday, 4th April 2019

Rapid Response: Actavis v ICOS (tadalafil) UKSC Judgment

Hogan Lovells, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Speakers: Tom Mitcheson QC (3 New Square) and Mark Chacksfield QC (8 New Square)

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

SPC Event

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, 1 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA

Speakers: Hugh Goodfellow, Charlotte May QC, Tomos Shillingford and David Rosenberg

Thursday, 14 March 2019

AI Generated Innovation

Bristows, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DH

12 February 2019

UK kick-off Session for Study Questions for AIPPI World Congress in London, 2019

31 December 2018

2018 Report of activities of AIPPI UK

Author: Justin Watts

Monday, 10 December 2018

Are you sitting comfortably....? Patent Roundup 2018

Hogan Lovells, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Speaker: Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

Thursday, 21 June 2018

ARM's Reach: An evening with Phil David, former General Counsel of ARM Holdings, chaired by Sean Dennehey

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

RAPID RESPONSE: Lyrica in the Supreme Court – a practitioner’s perspective

Freshfields, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS

Speakers: Claire Baldock (Boult Wade Tennant), Stuart Baran (Three New Square), Brian Cordery (Bristows)

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Rapid Response: Unwired Planet v Huawei CA

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

Speakers: Richard Vary and Sir Robin Jacob

23-26 September 2018

Report on Cancun Congress

Author: Justin Watts

12 July 2018

Technical Talk: "Cancer, we’re watching you. How immunosurveillance is shifting the balance in the war against cancer."

The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1AT

Speaker: Professor Adrian Hayday

Tuesday 3 July 2018 (Cancelled)


Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA

Speakers: Charlotte May QC, Rachel Alexander, Prof Frederick Mostert

Monday 25 June 2018

AIPPI UK Summer Party 2018

Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ

14 June 2018

Hatch-Waxman - US pharmaceutical patent litigation

Kilburn & Strode, Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8NL

Speakers: AIPLA delegates

Wednesday 28 March 2018

A soft IP storybook 2018

Hogan Lovells, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Speaker: Roger Wyand QC

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Registration, Notice and Property Definition in IP Law

Bristows LLP 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DH

Professor Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge

16 January 2018

Kick-off meeting for Cancun Questions

Bird & Bird LLP 12 New Fetter Lane EC4A 1JP London

31 December 2017

Report of AIPPI UK activities in 2017

Author: Justin Watts

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Is that a threat? - The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act

Bird & Bird LLP 12 New Fetter Lane EC4A 1JP London

Speaker: Michael Hicks (Hogarth Chambers)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Patent Roundup 2017

Hogan Lovells International LLP 50 Holborn Viaduct EC1A 2FG London

Speaker: Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

14 November 2017

Traditional knowledge: free to use or deserving of protection?

Linklaters LLP 1 Silk Street London EC2Y 8HQ

Professor Graham Dutfield (University of Leeds), Darren Smyth (EIP) and Tim Roberts (Brookes IP) debated the issues, moderated by Trevor Cook (Wilmer Hale)

28 June 2017

Annual Summer Party 2017

Allen & Overy, Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

15 June 2017

Copyright in the digital age: US and UK perspectives

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

Eleonora Rosati and Maria Scungio

31 May 2017

The UP and UPC – institutions and industry panel debate

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

Michael Froehlich, Tim Frain, Alan Johnson

11 April 2017

Rapid Response: Unwired Planet v Huawei

Bird & Bird

Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Richard Vary

6 April 2017

Rapid Response: Fujifilm v AbbVie

Allen & Overy

Michael Silverleaf QC, Mike Brealey QC, Ravi Srinivasan

29 March 2017

Are you sitting comfortably? A soft IP storybook

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Roger Wyand QC

26 January 2017

Launch workshop on study questions for AIPPI Sydney Congress 2017

Bird & Bird

15 December 2016

On the edge of your seat: Recent UK patent cases

Hogan Lovells

Speaker: Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

29 November 2016

Rapid Response: Court of Appeal decision in the Lyrica case

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Speakers: Claire Baldock (Boult Wade Tennant), Stuart Baran (Three New Square) and Brian Cordery (Bristows)

22 November 2016

Pharma IP – the in-house perspective

Bird & Bird

Speakers: Nick Finnie (Novartis), Ravinder Chahil (Polpharma Group)

25 July 2016


K&L Gates

Speakers: Daniel Alexander QC, or another (8 New Square), Jonathan Moss (Hogarth Chambers), Neil Thomson (Boult Wade Tennant), Justin Watts (Freshfields), Catherine Wolfe (Boult Wade Tennant)

13 July 2016

Annual Garden Party

Middle Temple

5 July 2016

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Speaker: Simon Thorley QC

2 June 2016

Copycat Packaging

Linklaters LLP

Speakers: Michael Edenborough QC, John Noble

26 May 2016

Copyright exceptions: Small Islands in the (c) of Rights

Gowlings WLG

Speaker: Professor Lionel Bently

11 May 2016

A Brave New World – an in depth look at the EU Trade Mark reforms

Simmons & Simmons

Speakers: Graham Dinwoodie, Simon Malynicz QC, David Stone (moderator)

21 March 2016

Rapid Response: PMS Rides On at the Supreme Court ("The Trunki Case")

Allen & Overy

Speakers: Mark Vanhegan QC, Michael Hicks, Jonny Moss

24 February 2016

The use of the Shorter and Flexible Trial Pilots in IP cases

Hogan Lovells

Speakers: Mr Justice Birss

2 February 2016

AIPPI Milan Study Questions Workshop 2016

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

18 January 2016

Patent Eligibility - Alice is Lost in Wonderland

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Darin Gibby (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP), Jonathan Moss (Hogarth Chambers) and Peter Finnie (Gill Jennings & Every LLP)


IP and Ethics: The impact of ethical considerations on the existence or enforcement of IP Rights

UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)

Mr Justice Carr, Professor Aurora Plomer (University of Sheffield), Professor Peter Coffey (UCL), Professor Lionel Bentley (University of Cambridge)


Second medical use patents after Lyrica: views from across the profession

Baker & McKenzie

Speakers: Stuart Baran, Brian Cordery & Claire Baldock


IPEC - Further Reflections from the Coalface

Linklaters LLP

HHJ Richard Hacon


Everything Else in IP Round-Up 2015 - James Mellor QC on Trade Marks, Designs & Copyright

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

James Mellor QC