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IP Inclusive’s Careers in Ideas initiative is an outreach campaign aimed at raising awareness of IP-related careers. We created it because we recognised that in order to raise diversity levels within a profession, you also have to raise them upstream, in the pool of people you recruit from. Careers in Ideas aims to widen that pool by making more potential recruits, from a greater range of backgrounds, aware of the IP professions.

The Careers in Ideas resources are targeted at school, college and university students and their teachers and careers advisers. They include a website, which provides information on a wide range of IP-related careers, and a downloadable information booklet, poster, “opportunities map” and Powerpoint® presentation (see here). The resources are free for anyone to use in promoting careers in IP, whether in the education, careers or outreach sectors or from the IP professions themselves. For example we encourage IP professionals to take the resources with them when they visit schools, universities and careers fairs. We have also created a work experience resource pack, to help you create a work experience event of your own, which you can download here.

The Careers in Ideas website also carries an “opportunities board”, listing open days, work experience placements, internships and other similar opportunities; and personal “My Career in Ideas” stories from IP professionals. Careers in Ideas also has a Twitter presence (@CareersInIdeas); it tweets news about recruitment and outreach initiatives relevant to the IP sector and can help to promote appropriate opportunities to a wider audience. We’re on Instagram and LinkedIn too.

We officially launched Careers in Ideas at a reception in April 2018. We’re now building a network of organisations and individual contacts through whom our careers resources can be disseminated, or who might collaborate with us in opening up the IP professions to a wider pool of recruits. This work is being co-ordinated by a Careers in Ideas “task force” established in March 2019. If you would like to be part of that task force, join our network of helpers and contacts, or help in any way to spread the word about the IP professions, please email the task force leader Chris Burnett or the dedicated Careers in Ideas email address.

Follow Careers in Ideas on Twitter or LinkedIn, or join our LinkedIn group. Or email us if you’d like to post something on our website, offer your help or simply find out more:

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You can also find out about Careers in Ideas activities from our main Events and News and Features pages. Or you might want to look at the things we did for Careers in Ideas Week 2020 and Summer of IP 2023.

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Meet our Careers in Ideas team

Chris Burnett

Careers in Ideas team lead

Birkett Long

Andrea Brewster OBE (she/her)

Lead Executive Officer; IPIM member; Careers in Ideas team; Women in IP committee; IPause committee

IP Inclusive

Julie Browne (she/her)

Careers in Ideas team; Advisory Board

Shell International

Sally Lingjun (高凌君) Gao

Careers in Ideas team

Mathys & Squire

Josh Green

Careers in Ideas team

Mishcon de Reya

Tom Hailes

IP Futures committee; Careers in Ideas team

Kilburn & Strode

Gordon Harris FRSA

IPIM Treasurer; Careers in Ideas team

Trevisan & Cuonzo

Jay Janusz

Careers in Ideas team

Boult Wade Tennant

David Joo (he/him)

Careers in Ideas team; Advisory Board

Aon

Carol Nyahasha (she/her)

Careers in Ideas team; Advisory Board

Kilburn & Strode

Natasha Perks

Careers in Ideas team

Abel & Imray

Heather Scott

Careers in Ideas team

Gill Jennings & Every

Polly Shaw

Careers in Ideas team

Dehns

Cherry Shin

Careers in Ideas team

HGF

Ellie Wilson

Careers in Ideas team

Mishcon de Reya

Connor Yap

Careers in Ideas team

AstraZeneca

Careers in Ideas events

Careers in Ideas, Webinars

Public sector IP careers

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Careers in Ideas

Summer of IP: introductory events summary

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Careers in Ideas, Social mobility, Third party events, Webinars

Enhancing diversity in the patent profession: how can I help?

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

Fancy a Career in Ideas? – Here’s a golden opportunity for March 2022!

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Careers in Ideas, Third party events, Webinars

CITMA Webinar for National Careers Week: Becoming a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

By appointment: the role for you?

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Careers in Ideas, IP Futures, Remote access meeting

Fancy a Career in Ideas? – Here’s a golden opportunity!

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

Applying to train as a patent or trade mark attorney, June 2021

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

Applying to train as a patent or trade mark attorney

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Careers in Ideas

CITMA webinar – trade mark career stories

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Careers in Ideas, Webinars

STEM: Branching out

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Careers in Ideas, Webinars

A Career as an IP Solicitor – Finding your own path

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

A golden opportunity to learn more about careers in ideas

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Careers in Ideas, Webinars

How to interest university students in IP careers

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Careers in Ideas, Webinars

National Careers Week training for engagement with schools

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

Careers in Ideas Week 2020

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Careers in Ideas

Social mobility in IP

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Careers in Ideas

Upwardly mobile: recruiting without bias

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Careers in Ideas

Careers in Ideas Task Force kick-off

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Careers in Ideas

Careers in Ideas launch event

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Page published on 21st January 2019
Page last modified on 3rd April 2024