IP Inclusive Updates

IP Inclusive Updates

       
  • IP Inclusive update, January 2016    

During 2015 we laid the foundations.  In 2016 we need to build on those.In the second annual round-table meeting on Diversity in IP, on 26 January 2016, the IP Inclusive team reviewed its achievements so far and set its objectives for the coming year. Our priorities now are to increase awareness of IP Inclusive and its work, and to involve more people from the full range of IP professions. The EDI Charter will be key to this: we will seek to widen uptake and also to support and engage with signatories so as to improve standards throughout. Look out too for the launch of our IP Out and Women in IP support networks; for webinars on unconscious bias; for a seminar on recruitment best practices; and for other training and discussion events throughout the year.We will also complete and launch our awareness-raising resources, and take them out to the communities from which the IP professions recruit – work that will benefit all of our businesses. You can read the full outcomes from the round-table meeting  here.

  • IP Inclusive update, July 2015
  • The January 2015 round-table meeting on Diversity in IP led to the creation of a pan-professional diversity task force.  This task force currently has nearly 40 members from organisations including CIPA, ITMA, the IP Federation, FICPI-UK and the IPO, as well as from Managing IP magazine, representing not only patent and trade mark attorneys but also IP solicitors and barristers, information scientists, IP Office examiners and HR professionals from IP practices.  Its role is to implement the diversity-improving initiatives agreed during the round-table discussions. You can read the full article here.
  • IP Inclusive update, April 2015 
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        The January 2015 round-table meeting on diversity led to the creation of a pan-professional task force. With over 30 members from organisations such as CIPA, ITMA, the IP Federation, FICPI-UK and the IPO, as well as from Managing IP magazine, the task force is charged with implementing the diversity-improving initiatives agreed during the round-table discussions. You can read the full article here.