Murgitroyd and Kilburn & Strode launch the European Patent Pipeline Programme

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We are delighted to share that Murgitroyd has collaborated with fellow IP law firm Kilburn & Strode to launch the European Patent Pipeline Programme (EPPP) this week.

What is it?

Based on the Patent Pipeline Progam (PPP), launched by the National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP) in partnership with Meta, we are thrilled to bring this programme to Europe with the launch of the European Patent Pipeline Programme (EPPP).

This programme seeks to widen access to the patent profession by breaking down some common barriers and providing a structured, tailored internship opportunity to bring this fantastic career to a wider audience.

Having seen great success in the US since its inception three years ago, we hope to emulate the same level of success in Europe by offering a one-of-a-kind internship for STEM students to work closely with private practice patent attorneys and in-house patent professionals.

What will you be doing during the internship?

The EPPP internship will allow STEM students to gain a unique opportunity to experience life as a patent attorney. Working within one of the London offices of either Murgitroyd or Kilburn & Strode for ten weeks, interns will have the opportunity to shadow and learn from qualified patent attorneys and take on responsibilities and hands-on work experience of trainee patent attorneys.

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to work within a company’s in-house intellectual property (IP) team to observe the different work and business considerations at some of the most famous companies in Europe.

What happens at the end of the internship?

In addition to gaining an unparalleled insight into the career and role of a patent attorney and a jump-start in your training, you will also have the opportunity to apply for a trainee patent attorney position at either Kilburn & Strode or Murgitroyd.

How can you apply for this internship?

If you are in your final or penultimate year of studying a STEM discipline, we would love for you to get involved. Details will be following soon on how to apply!

On the launch, Catherine Bonner and Karen Fraser, both from Murgitroyd, commented:

“We, along with the wider Murgitroyd team, are committed to the European Patent Pipeline Program and to building on and sustaining a broad candidate base of trainee patent attorneys. We’re proud to have been a part in the creation of this new program, one that we believe will be integral to the profession’s growth both in the UK and Europe. Focusing on increasing diversity will benefit the industry as a whole and we are excited to be kicking off the project this autumn with Kilburn and Strode and Meta.”

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