Hosted by Senior Associate Ben Chapman, the series includes a range of guests from around the firm who share their experiences of working in IP.
Episode 1: What is a patent?
Ben chats to Russell Woolley, Senior Associate in the Chemistry & Materials teams, about what a patent is, how they are used and why they are valuable to businesses.
Episode 2: What is a patent attorney?
Ben chats to Russell Woolley about the different careers paths available in IP, the role of a patent attorney and the training required to become one.
Episode 3: How I became a patent attorney
Ben chats to Ismaeel Karmani, trainee patent attorney in the Engineering & Tech teams, about the key transferable skills from your undergraduate degree which will be useful as a patent attorney and how to work out whether it might be the right career for you.
Episode 4: A day in the life of a patent attorney
Ben chats to Lileth Rees, a part qualified patent attorney in the Life Sciences Group, about what the working day of a patent attorney looks like, as well as preparing for the industry exams.
Episode 5: Making the jump from industry to IP
Ben chats to Dan Goudie, a patent attorney in the Engineering and Tech teams, about why he decided to leave a career in engineering for intellectual property and how he found the transition.
Episode 6: What is a trade mark?
Ben chats to Alexandra Bell, a solicitor and trade mark lawyer in our trade marks team, about trade marks, how they are registered and used, and how legal professionals are involved in the process.
Episode 7: A life in IP
Ben chats to Hugh Goodfellow, Managing Partner at Carpmaels & Ransford with 25 years’ experience in IP, about the past, the present and the future of the IP profession.
Episode 8: Resolving disputes
Ben chats to Ingrid Omli, an associate in the Dispute Resolution and Trade Mark teams, about intellectual property disputes and the role of solicitors in them.
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