We’re delighted to announce the launch of our fourth IP Inclusive community, IP Futures.
This new community is for early career stage IP professionals – in other words, the people who represent the future of the IP sector. 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.
Although not yet fully up and running, the community has set up an initial survey to inform its future work. The survey gathers some basic diversity data, including on social mobility, as a benchmark to help us track the progress of future generations of IP professionals. The social mobility data will tell us more about the accessibility of the IP professions, and will help shape the work of our Careers in Ideas outreach initiative.
To complete the survey, please follow the link here. It’s totally anonymous, and you can skip any of the questions if you don’t feel comfortable answering them.