Get Hired Into A High-Paying Position As A Defender Of Innovation
Intellectual Property Pack
The Intellectual Property Pack, or IPP, will ensure you get into a high-paying career in Intellectual Property (IP) where you will leverage your research, analysis, and communication knowledge to help stakeholders in different sectors protect and capitalize on their innovations. The IPP program leader and board members are PhDs currently working in the IP industry, and they will mentor you through the IP field, how to communicate your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and how to find the right IP career for you—no matter your background. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top IP roles.
Here Is A Sneak Peek At What IPP Members Get Access To...
About The Intellectual Property Pack
As soon as you become an IPP member, you get access to the IPP dashboard, which includes 4 modules with 40+ videos, and 9 advanced workbooks. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics in IP. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private job referral network of IP Professionals and IP hiring managers, and guaranteed feedback from these IP professionals 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired into your target IP profession.
Here’s the Targeted Guidance You’ll Receive from the Intellectual Property Pack
Module #1 – Introduction To Intellectual Property
You know you want to become an IP professional. To make this transition, you’ll need to understand how IP works. This module covers…
- What IP is. This module defines IP and inventors’ rights. You’ll discover how IP compares with material property and why there is an increasing demand for PhDs to enter the IP industry.
- Types of IP. You’ll learn about the four different types of IP and the kinds of products each can protect. This module also outlines the processes involved in obtaining and legally protecting IP.
- Patents And Patent Law. In this module, you’ll delve into the world of patents – the form of IP that covers technical inventions. You’ll learn the requirements that a new product must meet to secure a patent, the steps involved in the patent application process, how patent infringement is defined, and more.
- IP In The Global Domain. Special mechanisms exist for navigating the international variation in IP law to protect IP in the global public domain. You’ll find out about some of the main institutions that govern international IP law to promote innovation.
Module #2 – Career Options In Intellectual Property
You want to learn about the IP industry and the various professional roles available for PhDs within it. This module covers…
- The IP Industry. This module provides an overview of IP industry professions. You’ll learn the day-to-day tasks that individuals in these positions are expected to perform and how they impact the operations of different organizations.
- IP Roles For PhDs. The technical expertise and synthesis skills that PhDs possess lend themselves to several upper-level IP positions. This module details these positions, distinguishing those that require legal accreditation and training beyond the PhD from those that do not.
- Professional Lifestyle And Earning Potential. This module tabulates various aspects of PhD-level IP roles including educational requirements and authorized job duties. It also depicts the median salary individuals in these positions can expect to earn.
- Legal Accreditation. PhDs wanting to progress to the top level of the IP industry will need to acquire legal credentials. This module explains how PhDs can obtain these credentials to qualify for work as patent agents or patent lawyers.
Module #3 – The Job Search Process
To obtain your dream IP position, you’ll need to demonstrate your knowledge of the IP industry and how your PhD experience brings value to it. This module covers….
- IP Job Search. To transition into a PhD-level IP position from academia, you will need to explain how your experience translates to the three pillars of IP: innovation, law, and business. This module provides instructions to guide you in this effort as you progress through each stage of an IP job search.
- Key Professional Skills. IP professionals conduct research, manage time and projects, communicate with stakeholders, and more. This module outlines the skills needed to complete these tasks and how you already have these skills as a PhD.
- IP Experience. While not essential for a transition into IP, PhDs and postdocs can volunteer, take courses, conduct side projects, and do internships to gain IP experience. This module explains where to look for these opportunities, which will boost your applications and enable you to try out IP while still in academia.
- IP Hiring Process. Individual law firms, companies, university technology transfer departments, and other organizations that hire IP professionals may use different processes to screen candidates. You’ll learn what employers may ask during your interviews and how they will evaluate your responses.
Module #4 – Career Progression
PhDs in the IP industry have many horizontal and vertical career moves they can pursue to continue their professional growth. This module covers…
- 30-60-90 Day Plans. This module explains what you should do during your first 30, 60, and 90 days in an IP role to get on track for a productive and rewarding career.
- IP Career Progression In Law Firms And Universities. You’ll learn what the career ladder looks like within these organizations and what you will need to do to climb it.
- Opportunities In IP Across Sectors. IP professionals can find employment in several sectors including consultancy, private companies, the government, and nonprofits. This module outlines the options available across sectors and what they may involve.
- IP-Related Careers. IP expertise is valuable in many other industries. This module describes the most popular IP-related careers for PhDs and how IP experience is transferable to them.