ip ability: Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Demystified

If you are a non-member and would like to attend, please email cpd@cipa.org.uk

Please note that this webinar is due to start at 12pm

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Event information

IP Ability: Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Demystified
Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 PM
End date Thursday, October 8, 2020 01:00 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £0.00 (Includes £0.00 VAT)
Member £0.00 (Includes £0.00 VAT)


Dyslexia and dyspraxia are forms of neurodiversity that are very often misunderstood. Each affects approximately 10% of the population and neither has any effect on intelligence. It is very likely that you will already be working with someone with one or both of these characteristics. In this session we aim to debunk some common myths and to help employers and employees alike understand how to enable existing and potential colleagues with dyslexia and/or dyspraxia to work to their full potential, and embrace their neurodiversity


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Carolyn Pepper is a partner at Reed Smith and the co-chair of Reed Smith’s award winning Business Inclusion Group for people with disabilities. She is a member of the IP Ability Committee and the Chair of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee
Stephen Driver is a patent examiner at the Intellectual Property Office, and previously worked in scientific research at Warwick and Cambridge Universities. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia when he was 39. He is active in iThink, the IPO’s support network for neurodiversity, promoting awareness and understanding of dyslexia and dyspraxia within the IPO and beyond.
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Caelia Bryn-Jacobsen is a patent attorney with Kilburn & Strode LLP.  She is a member of the IP Ability Committee and CIPA’s Educational Committee, as well as chairing CIPA’s Professional Development Working Group Committee