The Carpmaels & Ransford podcast which brings you insights into the patent profession so you can understand if it might be the career path for you.

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 career 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

In our latest episode, Senior Associate Ben Chapman 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

In our latest episode, Senior Associate Ben Chapman 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.

Episode 9: Internships at Carpmaels

Host Ben Chapman chats to Trainee Patent Attorneys Clarissa Luxton and Anna Kinsella about their experience during the Carpmaels Internship Programme and how it gave them an insight into the working life of a patent attorney.

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18th Aug 2021

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