We’re providing a free online “meet the IP professionals” event for people who are interested in a career in intellectual property (IP). This event, first run during our November 2020 Careers in Ideas Week, is 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 will include trainee patent and trade mark attorneys, an IP-specialist solicitor, and an IP Office (civil service) examiner/policy adviser. As well as hearing their individual stories and advice, you’ll have opportunities to join them in smaller breakout rooms for informal chat and Q&A sessions. We’ll send you panellist profiles in advance so that you have the chance to think about what you’d like to ask.

The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday 2 September 2021, from 5 to 6 pm. It’s 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 this event if you know someone who might be interested in a career in IP.


This careers clinic is open to anyone considering a career in intellectual property.

The Eventbrite registration link is below. If you have problems using Eventbrite and would prefer us to register you, please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.


This event is free. So are all our resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive and Careers in Ideas on 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 individual ad hoc donations, our crowdfunding page is here. Or for more information – including for corporate sponsors – visit our general fundraising page here.

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