CIPA New Student Induction Day 2018

Event information

CIPA New Student Induction Day 2018
Start date Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM
End date Tuesday, May 1, 2018 05:00 PM
Venue CIPA, CIPA, Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD
Speakers Andrea Ruth Brewster
Julia Louise Gwilt
William Arends
Emily Jane Collins
Lee Davies
Gyles Darren Smyth
Julia Anne Florence
Philip Matthew Dixon
Sara Jane Paines
John Kennedy
Chair Stephen Jones
Price Non Member £36.00 (Includes £6.00 VAT)
Member £36.00 (Includes £6.00 VAT)
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If you have joined the profession in the last 18 months, then our induction day is for you!

This day will be a chance to learn more about CIPA, PEB & IPReg and will include:

  • an introduction to the commercial context of the IP attorney's work
  • basic business practice, including professional ethics and client care
  • an overview of CIPA Informals
  • an introduction to the training and qualifications for patent attorneys

It is also an excellent opportunity for trainees to meet and share experiences, particularly for those based outside of London.

Kindly note that in order to attend this event, you must be a Student member of CIPA.

Draft Programme (Subject to change)

Tea/Coffee registration

Welcome and introduction
Stephen Jones CIPA President

The commercial context of intellectual property
John Kennedy Wildbore & Gibbons LLP

The basics of client care
Andrea Brewster, CIPA Council/IP Inclusive

An introduction to professional ethics
Will Arends Partner, Marks & Clerk LLP

Refreshment break

How to deal with complaints and mistakes
Andrea Brewster, CIPA Council/IP Inclusive

Financial and other business basics: the IP attorney as a cost centre and
income generator; the attorney as part of a corporate team
Matt Dixon  CIPA Council/HGF Limited

Lunch Break

Introduction to CIPA 
Discussions led by Lee Davies, CIPA CEO, Julia Florence,
CIPA Vice President and Sara Jane Paines, Informals Honorary Secretary

Stress, and other problems you might come across during your training
Emily Collins, Kilburn & Strode LLP
Darren Smyth, EIP Europe LLP

Refreshment break

CIPA systems for training and qualification.
Julia Gwilt, Appleyard Lees LLP, Patent Examination Board

Introduction to IPReg
Steve Gregory, IPReg Lay Board Member & Acting Chair

16:40- 16:50
Closing remarks
Stephen Jones, CIPA President

16:50 – 19:30
Networking Drinks

There are a limited amount of spaces due to venue size, so book early for you place!