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Social mobility: widening the circle

29-06-2020Julia Florence

Julia Florence, the immediate past-president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, recalls some of her formative experiences and discusses her ideas of how future IP lawyers can be supported and encouraged.

Career series: Nichole Mercier, Washington University

29-06-2020Nichole Mercier

Nichole Mercier heads one of the few US tech transfer offices that offers a programme encouraging women inventors into commercialisation. Speaking to WIPR, she outlines her career path to becoming managing director of the office of technology management at Washington University in St. Louis.

Trailblazers: The best advice

International05-06-2020Sarah Morgan

For people starting out in any field, it’s important to learn from the ones who are already making their mark. WIPR spoke to some of the 2019 Class of Trailblazers about their advice for those entering the IP profession and the challenges they’ve overcome.

The great exodus

International04-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Bullying, a dearth of opportunities and lower pay are just some of the reasons why the legal profession is bleeding its minority groups. Sarah Morgan investigates.

A culture of growth and equality

Iceland03-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Borghildur Erlingsdóttir, director general of the Icelandic Intellectual Property Office, sees massive opportunities at a time when Iceland’s economy is at a turning point, drawing on its old industries to drive innovation, as she tells Sarah Morgan.

Evolving inclusivity— designing a modern platform for success for all

02-06-2020Karen Fraser

The categorisation of individuals due to gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation doesn’t encourage equality and we should be working harder to inspire both men and women to drive real change, says Karen Fraser of UDL Intellectual Property.

Career series: Gemma Wooden, EIP

02-06-2020Gemma Wooden

After leaving academia in 2012, Gemma Wooden joined EIP as a trainee patent attorney, before becoming a partner earlier this year. Here, Wooden outlines how she helped discover the Higgs boson and her search for a job which offers a peek into the future of technology.

Protecting the entrepreneurial spirit

Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland02-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy route to take. But when you’re an indigenous woman, it can be even tougher. Sarah Morgan interviews bold women about their experiences and the role IP can play in empowerment.

WIPO: The pressing need for equality

International, Switzerland02-06-2020Francis Gurry

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing diversity and achieving gender equality is even more important, says Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Positive strides: WIPR's diversity and inclusion survey

International02-06-2020Sarah Morgan

WIPR’s latest survey on diversity and inclusion provides another sombre snapshot of an industry that’s behind the times but trying hard to catch up through a variety of initiatives. Sarah Morgan reports.

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