Our main focus at these events is to network and build upon our database of contacts in the IP field, however we also see it as a fantastic opportunity to further educate ourselves on the industry in which we work.
London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
The World Intellectual Property Congress, now in its 44th year, is hosted by the non-profit International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and boasts nearly 9000 members from over 100 different countries. Founded in 1897 it is the oldest association in the Intellectual Property sector and aims to help improve and promote the protection of Intellectual Property on a national and international scale.
The Fellows and Associates team will be making the trip across the North Atlantic next month to rub shoulders with fellow AIPPI members; including lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, judges, scientists and engineers, as well as professionals from large multinational corporations. “This will be my second year at the AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress and I am very much looking forward to it” enthuses consultant Phillipa Field. “I had the pleasure of attending in Seoul in 2012 not long after I had joined Fellows and Associates and found it an invaluable introduction into the Intellectual Property sector”.
The congress is an opportunity for Intellectual Property professionals to build and refresh their knowledge of international IP practices and developments, as well as meeting with fellow industry professionals from across the world in relaxed and informal surroundings. “Our main focus at these events is to network and build upon our database of contacts in the IP field, however we also see it as a fantastic opportunity to further educate ourselves on the industry in which we work” explains Director Pete Fellows. “Fellows and Associates are Intellectual Property specialists in as much as we only focus on roles operating within this sector. The more we know about the industry, the more detailed and effective a service we can offer our clients and candidates.”
The company invest a huge amount in ensuring that they maintain their reputation as a leader in Intellectual Property recruitment, both in terms of knowledge and level of service. As well as attending networking events and conferences the team place significant effort in the upkeep and content of their website. “Our aim is to have a variety of content available that our visitors can digest, rather than it simply serving as an on line job board. We produce our own videos, write and commission articles of interest, as well as providing up to date and detailed job postings.”
The Fellows and Associates attendees, Pete Fellows and Phillipa Field, are currently in the final stages of organising their schedules for the trip to Canada. They plan to meet a number of IP professionals from varying countries across the world specialising in different areas of the industry, in particular IP service providers, in-house counsel and US IP lawyers. “We are currently researching the US Intellectual Property market as we think it is an area to which we can lend our recruitment expertise” Pete Fellows explains. “We already have an established network of US IP professionals, which we are looking to grow further, and believe our international perspective may be able to help in offering an alternative solution to their normal suppliers.”
It seems that the Fellows and Associates team have had a lot to look forward to over recent months, with the celebration of their fifth anniversary in August and Pete and Phillipa’s trip to the AIPPI Congress in Toronto in September. “2014 has been a fantastic year so far” comments Phillipa Field. “We have been extremely busy working with existing clients, as well as seeing a promising uptake in instructions in new avenues of IP recruitment. We have arranged for a special celebration to mark our fifth anniversary, of which further details will be available on our website very soon, and have already returned from one successful business trip at the INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong before preparing for Toronto next month.”
About Fellows and Associates
Fellows and Associates recruit Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys, IP Lawyers and other Intellectual Property professionals worldwide. The firm offers a diverse range of recruitment services including search, advertised selection and managed campaigns. Fellows and Associates’ management consultancy division offers targeted strategic advice to firms within the Intellectual Property sector worldwide. See http://www.fellowsandassociates.com for more, phone +44 207 903 5019 or email contact(at)fellowsandassociates(dot)com.