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IP Futures is a new IP Inclusive Community for early career stage IP professionals. It’s intended to offer networking and support for people in their first 5 or 6 years or so as IP professionals, in all IP-related roles including, for example, paralegals and formalities officers, secretaries, patent office examiners, searchers and information scientists, IP managers, IP solicitors and barristers, and patent and trade mark attorneys.

We held our formal launch event on 12 September 2019. In it, we discussed some of the results of our initial survey (see below), which had gathered data on social mobility and inclusivity to help inform our future work. Keep an eye out for more definite plans as the community grows.

If you’re interested in being involved with IP Futures, please drop us an email, join our LinkedIn group or check out our LinkedIn profile page.

To receive updates about our activities and events, you can sign up to the IP Inclusive mailing list here and select IP Futures as one of your communities of interest. (Please note that if you’re already signed up to one of our mailing lists, when you submit the form you will be asked to “update your preferences”.)

 

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IP Futures stands against racial injustice

IP Futures stands in solidarity with the BAME community in the fight against racism and oppression.

This is not a political issue, but a human rights issue, and it is vital that we all reflect on the actions we must take to tackle discrimination, as individuals, firms, businesses and communities.

As part of our work, we will continue to explore ways to promote and improve racial diversity and accessibility at the early career stage of the IP professions, to facilitate change in the wider community.

IP Futures

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Previous events

IP Futures, Remote access meeting, Social

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas time!

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Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

A golden opportunity to learn more about careers in ideas

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IP Futures, Remote access meeting, Social

Trick or Treat – A Halloween event with IP Futures

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Allies, IP & ME, IP Ability, IP Futures, IP Out, Regional events, Remote access meeting, Women in IP

How to be a better ally: answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask

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IP Futures, Remote access meeting, Social

IP Futures Virtual Drinks

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Allies, IP & ME, IP Ability, IP Futures, IP Out, Regional events, Remote access meeting, Women in IP

Allies & supporters: Rescheduled

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Allies

Allies & intersectionality: our annual diversity breakfast

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IP Futures, Social

It’s Pub Quiz Time!

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IP Futures, Remote access meeting, Social

IP Futures virtual coffee morning

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IP Futures

IP Futures breakfast networking event

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IP Futures

IP Futures: An evening with Emma Himsworth QC

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IP Futures, Social

IP Futures launch event

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Our survey - diversity in the next generation

Our initial survey looked at diversity levels among the next generation of IP professionals. It was particularly focused on social mobility and access into IP-related jobs. We discussed the results in our launch event on 12 September 2019; you can read the key outcomes, from both the survey itself and the resulting discussions, here.

The IP Futures committee

Agata Antepowicz

IP Futures committee

Carpmaels & Ransford

Katie Atkinson

IP Futures committee

Allen & Overy

Rachel Bell

IP Futures lead

Marks & Clerk

David Ewing

IP Futures committee

BAE Systems

Sanam Habib

IP Futures committee

Finnegan

Thomas Hailes

IP Futures committee; Careers in Ideas team

Beck Greener

Beth Marshall

IP Futures committee; IP Ability committee

Murgitroyd

Rebecca McBride

IP Futures committee

Mishcon de Reya

Caitlin Morris

IP Futures committee

Marks & Clerk

Mehreen Sattar

IP Futures committee

Kilburn & Strode

Giovanna Viganò

IP Futures committee

Cleveland Scott York