IP Careers Guide

Over the past 30 years, IP Careers has developed a unique partnership with the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) as well as with other professional bodies and leading industry experts to provide students with high-quality, structured careers information that is both impartial and independent.

These relationships have ensured that IP Careers remains the most comprehensive source of information for those interested in a career within Intellectual Property.


This guide takes you through the basics of becoming a patent attorney, from the minimum requirements needed to join the profession to the salaries and benefits one can expect at different career levels.

You can also read first-hand reports from patent professionals who are at different stages of their careers, whether it be an Intern, Trainee or Qualified Patent Professional.

There is also an Employer Directory and Job Finder section at the back of the guide to help you find your future employer – offering you plenty of reasons to join the patent profession before applying for jobs on our website.

Our guide is also available in an interactive format – just click here to view.

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