IP Futures is a new IP Inclusive Community for early career stage IP professionals. It’s intended to offer networking and support for those who are not yet fully qualified or less than three years post-qualification, 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 our full survey report and some more definite plans.

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

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Upcoming events

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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. The survey is now closed, but we’ll be discussing the results in our launch event on 12 September 2019 (see above), so please come along to have your say as well.  See you there!

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


Thomas Hailes

IP Futures committee


Beth Marshall

IP Futures committee; IP Ability committee


Rebecca McBride

IP Futures committee

Mishcon de Reya

Mehreen Sattar

IP Futures committee

Kilburn & Strode

Matthew Veale

IP Futures committee

Wynne-Jones IP

Giovanna Viganò

IP Futures committee

Cleveland Scott York