Friday 11 August

Train the trainer – IPPC mentor session

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Start: Friday 11 August 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Friday 11 August 2023, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Are you thinking of becoming a mentor for students taking the Introductory Patent Paralegal Course?  This webinar will look at the role of mentors on the course, an overview of the course content and a mentor’s experience of recently mentoring students.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.



Debbie Slater, Prevayl Ltd

Debbie Slater, Prevayl Ltd

Debbie works as a patent attorney with Prevayl Ltd: a new company developing wearable technologies.  She is a member of the CIPA Council, vice chair of the CIPA education committee and co-Editor of the CIPA Patents Training Manual.

Paul Farrell, WP Thompson

Paul Farrell, WP Thompson

Paul Farrell has over 35 years’ experience of working in Intellectual Property. He joined the Liverpool office of WP Thompson in June 1987 as a member of the records department, and over the years he has gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of Trade Mark, Patent and Design formalities. Paul is a certified CIPA IP paralegal and CITMA Trade Mark paralegal and in March 2016 became the Liverpool office records manager. Paul is responsible for the day to day running of the Liverpool office records department and also manages the validation of European Patents and helps coordinate the management of renewals matters. Paul is also a member of the CITMA paralegal committee.

Jonathan Hewett, Venner Shipley

Jonathan Hewett, Venner Shipley

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 internal training procedures at Venner Shipley LLP in relation to exam-based tuition and day-today professional development. Jonathan is also a member of the CIPA Education Committee.

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