Supporting New Entrants to the profession and returnees from Furlough


This webinar is targeted at Patent Attorneys and Paralegals who are in involved in training of colleagues returning to the profession and new entrants. 

Event information

Supporting New Entrants to the profession and returnees from Furlough
Start date Friday, October 23, 2020 12:30 PM
End date Friday, October 23, 2020 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £73.20 (Includes £12.20 VAT)
Member £49.20 (Includes £8.20 VAT)


Autumn is often a time when new entrants to the profession begin their new career. How can we make sure that new entrants are supported and made welcome as they embark on a new career during the current pandemic. How do we support people as they return from furlough particularly when processes have been changed by patent offices, and thus returnees will need to update their knowledge as they return. This will be a virtual round table discussion to discuss the challenges and share ways of overcoming these challenges. Come along prepared to share your insights and to learn from others.


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Jonathan is a partner in the electronics and engineering group at Venner Shipley LLP. Venner Shipley is one of the largest private practice firms in the UK, and has performed substantial recruitment at graduate level in recent years. Jonathan oversees the firm’s internal training procedures in relation to exam-based tuition and day-today professional development. Jonathan is a member of the CIPA Education Committee.

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Emily Dodgson is a Senior Associate in the Physics, Engineering and IT group at Abel + Imray.  Abel + Imray takes on 4 or 5 patent trainees in a typical year and Emily coordinates the firm’s effort in relation to training of both patent trainees and their trainers.    Emily is a member of the CIPA Education Committee.
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Debbie Slater works as a patent attorney with Prevayl Ltd: a new company developing wearable technologies.  She is vice chair of the CIPA education committee