Hello new trainees!

It’s September so new patent trainees, in their neatly-pressed suits and polished shoes, have probably started working in your office/Firm this month. It will take them a while before they become CIPA student members and start receiving their lovely, bright paper copies of the Yellow Sheet.  It will also be a while before they start to receive emails from/via CIPA about upcoming events (such as the CIPA New Members Induction) or social events being run for trainees in London (such as the Informals ‘Welcome’ party). So, if there’s a new trainee in your office, please tell them about the Yellow Sheet blog so they don’t miss any useful info.  (If you are a new trainee and you’re reading this, full marks for subscribing already!)

Subscribers to the blog will receive regular email updates about Informals social events across the UK – where trainees have the chance to meet people from outside their own Firm – as well as information about upcoming lectures, and events at CIPA that may be useful.

Anyone is welcome to read and subscribe to the blog even if they’re not a Student Member of CIPA.  So, if anyone in your firm is wondering what the Informals are up to these days, let them know about the blog too.

Following Yellow Sheet by Email

Recently, the Yellow Sheet blog has moved away from using Google’s Feedburner email subscription system to using WordPress’s own subscription tool.  Many of you may have subscribed to the blog when it was first created a few years ago, and would likely have done so using Feedburner.

However, the Feedburner tool was slow to send updates to users. Informals members have told me that they would receive updates from the Yellow Sheet a day or more after new content was posted on the blog, which is not particularly useful if you received an email about an Informals event after the event had been and gone!! (Yes, we do listen to your feedback!)

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Link In to the Informals

The modernisation drive continues apace. You can now join us on LinkedIn, where updates from the blog will be cross-posted to the LinkedIn page.

Hello world!

Hello and welcome to the CIPA Yellow Sheet Blog!  We are in the process of finalising the format and content of the all-new, all-singing, all-dancing blog as we undergo a transition from ye olde-style PDF newsletter to something a little more in keeping with the electronic age.  Watch this space for developments…