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’re not yet fully up and running, but we have set up an initial survey (see below) and we’d love it if you could take part in that and help us gather data to inform our future work.

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


Our survey - diversity in the next generation

Our initial survey looks at diversity levels among the next generation of IP professionals. It’s particularly focused on social mobility and access into IP-related jobs. The survey is totally anonymous and should only take you about twelve minutes to complete – and you can skip any of the questions if you don’t feel comfortable answering them.

To complete the survey, please follow the link here.

The IP Futures committee

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


Mehreen Sattar

IP Futures committee

Kilburn & Strode

Matthew Veale

IP Futures committee

Wynne-Jones IP

Giovanna Viganò

IP Futures committee

Cleveland Scott York