Careers in Ideas, Remote access meeting

A free Careers in Ideas clinic
Wednesday 18 November 2020
5.30 – 7 pm


Fancy a Career in Ideas? – This was a golden opportunity to learn more!

As part of our Careers in Ideas Week activities, we provided a free online “clinic” for people who are interested in a career in intellectual property (IP). It was a chance to meet with recent recruits to the IP professions and find out what their jobs are really like and how they got there.

Our panellists included trainee patent and trade mark attorneys (in both private sector and “in-house” roles), an IP-specialist solicitor, an IP barrister and an IP Office (civil service) examiner. As well as hearing their individual stories and advice, delegates had opportunities to join them in smaller breakout rooms for informal chat and Q&A sessions. We sent out panellist profiles in advance so that people had the chance to think about what they’d like to ask.

In order to make the most of the breakout sessions, we limited numbers for this event. However, since it was so well received, we’re hoping to organise more similar clinics in the future. Keep an eye on the Careers in Ideas events page!

The clinic was organised and hosted by IP Futures, which is an IP Inclusive community specially for early-career IP professionals. You can read more about IP Futures here, and about Careers in Ideas more generally here.

If you’re an IP professional, do please spread the word about our events if you know people who might be interested in a career in IP.


Follow-up resources

You can access a recording of the first part of the event, plus the delegate information sheet with speaker details, here.

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