Timeline of the programme
Year three: Graduating with a qualification as a K&S IP paralegal!
Early in your third year, you will complete the last of your internal training modules.
You’ll then be ready to move on to your next role. For this, we’ll work with you to find your strengths and the areas you enjoy most. You’re likely to join our patent paralegal team, perhaps with responsibility for a particular client or alternatively specialising in a particular area of patent procedure or law. If available, you may also elect to take a role in another area of our business, such as in the finance, marketing or trade mark team.
Your training will be such that you should slot in easily into whichever position you take, making a full contribution from day one. With the breadth of the paralegal training programme you will also be mobile within the firm, allowing you to move smoothly between teams as work priorities and your own interests change.
Your final steps are to complete the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorney’s (CIPA) 'Introductory Patent Paralegal Course' and sit the exam in January. After passing this exam you are now a graduate and a qualified paralegal! From here, the opportunities are endless.
Your contact with the IP Academy won’t end there though – we’ll ask you to help the programme evolve and to assist with training our new round of paralegals.