Inclusivity, diversity and accessibility in IP: In conversation with Andrea Brewster OBE

41 minute read
08 September 2021


From an illustrious, longstanding career as a patent attorney, and becoming President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in the UK, to now leading the charge for stronger diversity and inclusion in IP.

In the latest podcast in our 'In Conversation with Gowling WLG' series, global IP partner Gordon Harris speaks with Andrea Brewster OBE, founder and lead executive officer of IP Inclusive – an organisation aimed at improving diversity and accessibility in the IP profession.

In this episode, Gordon and Andrea discuss:

  • the evolving DNA of the IP world, and how it is changing to become a more inclusive and accessible profession;
  • what more can be done to ensure the future of intellectual property continues to be rich in diversity, transparency and accountability;
  • the important work IP Inclusive is doing to foster and promote equality in the intellectual property community, and the positivity and collaboration Andrea is seeing in peers;
  • Andrea's route to the top of patents law and her impressive career as an attorney, as well as her role as President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in the UK;
  • occasional feelings of imposter syndrome, and the importance of mental health awareness in the sector and beyond; and
  • Much more

Our 'In Conversation' series delves into the world of intellectual property, speaking with leading figures in industry. Throughout the series, we build a picture of how the IP world works, gathering insight into the latest trends and developments.

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