CIPA Informals North West Welcome Social
When: 30th November 2017
Where: 17 Below, accessed via Dogs n Dough, 17 Bow Lane, Manchester, M2 4FW
The welcome social will start at the (very) underground bar 17 Below, offering cocktails and a variety of arcade games. From there we can brave the Christmas Market, or have some food ad hoc at 17 Below.
Confirming attendance on the CIPA Informals Facebook event or via email guarantees a complementary welcome drink as well as a free game on an arcade machine!
For more details please contact Adam Hope.
Many thanks to all those that have already responded.
Important: If you intent to come to this event, please let us know, either by responding to the Facebook event or by sending a brief email to email@example.com.
- 6.30pm: gather for first drink at the Inn of Court (near Chancery Lane Tube)
- 7.30pm: move to Cittie of York for cheap pub grub downstairs in the cellar bar
- Afterwards: Knights Templar – Seven Stars – Penderel’s Oak – Ship Tavern – Princess Louise (etc. as appropriate)
If you can’t make it for the start, please feel free to join later on.
See you there!
Your Informals social secs
Welcome to the start of a new year of the CIPA Informals social calendar!
First of all, please make sure you are:
i) signed up to the Yellow Sheet blog (you can sign up on this page) and, if you have Facebook,
ii) a member of the Informals Facebook group (which you are warmly invited to post to and/or otherwise actively use).
Secondly, there will be a welcome social event on the evening of Thursday 16 November at 6.30pm. If people who have recently taken UK exams need extra motivation to come out and socialise, the event can also be regarded as post-UK exam drinks. The event will be an ‘historic’ pub crawl around the Holborn/Chancery Lane area, with pub grub along the way. Full details will follow in the next couple of days but we will start near Holborn at 6.30pm.
If people could kindly indicate their intention to come along or not, either by responding appropriately to the Facebook event, or by getting back to us via email (at firstname.lastname@example.org), that would be great!
Looking forward to seeing many of you there–don’t be shy!
Your Informals social secs
Changes to candidate feedback and support – effective from the October 2017 examinations
In response to candidate requests and feedback the PEB will, on results day, present to each candidate a breakdown of the marks awarded per question/section for each examination undertaken.
In addition, the sample scripts published on the PEB website will show the examiner’s annotations, in addition to the overall mark awarded, and the marks by question or section.
A notice about these changes dated 11 October, is posted here on the PEB website, and two of the PEB policies (Return of Assessment Policy and Publication of Results Policy) have been slightly amended, as explained in the notice and as published.
The Informals’ Committee is made up of trainee patent attorneys from around the UK, and the Committee members work hard to put on social events, sports tournaments, lectures and training events, and to keep trainees updated on issues that may affect them. The 2017-18 Committee will take over in Sept/Oct this year. Many of the roles have already been filled. However, we are looking for volunteers to take on the following roles:
- Yellow Sheet Editor
- London Social Secretary
- Tutorial Co-Coordinator
- Sheffield Regional Secretary
(Other vacancies may arise in the next few weeks, so watch out for updates.)
Being on the Committee looks great on your CV and work appraisal forms, and it’s a chance for you to represent the student body of CIPA! If you would like to join the Committee or would like to know more about a particular position, please get in touch with Harry: email@example.com
Yellow Sheet Editor
UKIPO Visit with the Informals – June 2017
On 1st June, 9th June and 15th June, the UKIPO and CIPA Informals committee organised three successful visits for CIPA members to the UKIPO in Newport. After places getting fully booked within 10 minutes of the announcement, 72 lucky CIPA members were able to see the UKIPO office, enjoy numerous activities and meet Examiners and other staff members.
The days were split into morning sessions, lunch and afternoon sessions, both sessions having a selection of workshops, presentations and lectures.
Join us for the last Birmingham Informals social before exam season kicks into gear! Come and get FREE pizza at:
The Stable, John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BE
30 August, Wednesday
5.30 pm onwards
This event will be kindly subsidised by CIPA Informals. Hope to see you there!
Informals Regional Secretary
PEB have issued the below update on the syllabus page of the PEB website:
As you will know the Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgement in Actavis vs Lilly ( USC 48). This is a landmark decision and, as such, will form the basis of all infringement analyses henceforth. However, as the decision was handed down less than 6 months before the date of the 2017 Final Diploma examinations it is NOT applicable to the 2017 FD4 exam.
If you have any questions on the UK exams, contact any one of the Informals committee or email the PEB.
Yellow Sheet Editor