Resources

Here are some free resources and materials for you to download, copy and distribute to students and anyone interested in a career in ideas.

Leaflet

An accessible, 12-page A5 introduction to careers in intellectual property for you to print and distribute. Perfect for advisors, teachers, parents and students themselves.

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Poster

Ready-to-print full colour poster for you to print for your classroom, careers noticeboard or pride of place above the mantlepiece. Provided as A4 portrait and scaleable to A3 or other sizes as preferred.

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Presentation (PowerPoint)

A quick guide to careers in ideas in just 6 slides, available as a PDF or as an annotated Powerpoint (.ppt) file for you to present.

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Presentation (PDF)

A quick guide to careers in ideas in just 6 slides, available as a PDF or as an annotated Powerpoint (.ppt) file for you to present.

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List of outreach organisations

A spreadsheet of charities and community interest groups you could partner with on careers outreach, to help improve the diversity of people we recruit into IP careers.

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Directory of outreach organisations

More detailed information about some of the organisations in our spreadsheet list.

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Careers in Ideas universities database

A database of UK universities to help you target your careers outreach work.

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Careers in Ideas schools database

A database of England schools to help you target your careers outreach work.

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Sixth form lesson plan

Ideas for a lesson for sixth form science students, to introduce them to IP and IP sector careers.

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"Intro to IP"

A series of quizzes and resources that make a fun introduction to IP, including examples of famous patents, a trade mark/logo quiz and examples of infringements.

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Careers in Ideas panel event slides

Presentation from a panel event originally provided for the University of Law, containing useful information and links, particularly on in-house roles vs private practice.

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Careers in IP template presentation

A careers presentation designed for talks to sixth form science students. The first half is a general introduction to IP, the second more patent-focussed. Can be tailored for your organisation and the context of your outreach activities.

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Work experience event resource pack

A resource pack to help you plan a work experience event for school or university students.

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"The IP Crowd"

Images for you to use in your careers and outreach work, to reflect the increasingly diverse sector that IP professionals work in.

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Did you know?

Abraham Lincoln is the only US president to have held a patent. He was awarded patent No. 6,469 in May 1849 for a device designed to lift boats off sand bars.