Career development, IP Futures, Social

A panel discussion & networking evening
with IP Futures

Tuesday 24 May 2022
6 for 6.30 pm


A discussion about what a career in IP has to offer, with top tips from experienced practitioners on navigating your career in IP.   


Please join us for an evening exploring careers in IP with a panel discussion and networking session.

Interested in a career in IP? Considering a role in-house or a move to private practice? Recently joined the profession and don’t know where your career is heading? With the various career paths available in IP, you can often feel overwhelmed when considering the direction of your career.

Listen to a variety of experienced IP professionals from a range of backgrounds discuss their career journeys, as well as the highs and lows a career in IP can offer. There will also be an opportunity to network after the panel discussion with a drinks and nibbles reception provided.

The event is organised by IP Futures, which is an IP Inclusive community specifically for early-stage professionals in IP with up to 6 years of experience. You can read more about IP Futures here.

It will be sponsored by Finnegan Europe LLP and hosted at their London offices located at 1 London Bridge.

If you’re an IP professional, do please spread the word about this event to people who might benefit from attending.


Meet the panellists

Our panel includes professionals with a background in patents and trade marks from both private practice and in-house positions:

  • Jenny Barker – UK Qualified Solicitor and Director of Global Anti-Counterfeiting at GSK
  • Clare Cornell – Patent and Trade Mark Attorney & Partner at Finnegan Europe LLP
  • Rebecca Greenslade – Senior Patent Attorney, Shell International Limited
  • Jen Le Mière – Vice President of Intellectual Property at Inivata
  • Maeve O’Flynn – Patent Attorney & Partner at Finnegan Europe LLP
  • Anand Varu – Patent Counsel, British American Tobacco



6-6:30 pm: arrival, registration and welcome drinks

6:30-7:30 pm: panel discussion

7:30-8.30 pm: networking drinks and nibbles reception



Finnegan Europe LLP’s London Office at 1 London Bridge, 5th Floor, London, SE1 9BG


Covid-19 protocols

We would ask you please not to attend this event if you or anyone you live with has recently tested positive for Covid-19 and/or is showing any related symptoms. We encourage all those attending to take a lateral flow test on the day, regardless of vaccination status, to provide some peace of mind for other attendees.



This event is for early-career UK-based IP professionals – this covers anyone working in IP, including for example trainee solicitors, patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, barristers and paralegals, with up to 6 years’ experience. We also welcome prospective IP professionals such as students.

Please register using the Eventbrite link here. If you have any special accessibility requirements, please contact us at and we’ll do what we can to help.

Please also note that there is a limited number of spaces, which we will be allocating on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any queries about the event, please email Fionnuala Richardson from the IP Futures committee.



This event is free. So are all our resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive the right side of the paywall.

That said, we do need money to keep the show on the road, so if you enjoy the event please consider contributing to our 2021-22 fundraising campaign. For more information – including about corporate donations – visit our fundraising page.

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