CIPA New Members’ Induction Days

Are you a new trainee trying to book onto CIPA’s New Members’ Induction Days, which take place on 01 and 08 December 2014? Please note, you can book onto the induction day even if your application to join CIPA has not yet been accepted. As long as you’ve applied to become a student member of CIPA, you are welcome and encouraged to book onto one of the induction days. If you’ve applied to become a member and want to attend the induction day, please email CIPA at to book onto the event.

If you’re already a member of CIPA, you can log-in to the CIPA website and book onto the event (listed in the “Institute Events” section of the website).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any difficulties/questions:


(Hon Sec)


Good Luck!

Good luck to everyone taking the Foundation and/or Advanced PEB exams next week!

As we mention in Issue 2 of the paper Yellow Sheet (which is being distributed with the September CIPA Journal), the Informals Committee have organised various events to welcome new trainees and celebrate the end of the exams.  For the benefit of new trainees who haven’t yet joined CIPA, the events are listed here too.  We hope to see you at one of these: Continue reading

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.

Your Hon Sec writes – November 2011

The new year for the 2011/12 Informals’ committee has just begun and a big welcome to all the new members and those stalwarts that have seemed to become a permanent feature on the committee. Continue reading