07 March 2024

Mathys & Squire sponsors the inaugural Non-Law into Law Conference

On 6 March 2024, Mathys & Squire sponsored and attended the inaugural Non-Law Into Law Conference at the London School of Economics (LSE). The event brought together (and was co-organised by) students and law societies from LSE, Imperial College London, University College London, Queen Mary, Warwick University and Durham University, alongside firms from across the legal field.

Partner James Pitchford and Technical Assistant Louis Brosnan ran an intellectual property (IP) workshop in which the attendees worked in groups to tackle different challenging scenarios. Participants were encouraged to first think like an inventor and then as patent and trade mark attorneys – to devise solutions to real-world problems and then analyse the ways in which the innovative elements of their ideas could be protected as valuable IP assets.

Later in the evening, Technical Assistants Louis Brosnan and Annabelle Carver participated in a panel discussion on joining law from a non-law background. They sat alongside trainees from Linklaters, Slaughter and May and Jones Day and discussed questions relating to navigating the interview process and the fresh perspective that a non-law degree can bring to the industry. Louis and Annabelle provided insights on topics such as getting the most out of training sessions, how Mathys & Squire promotes diversity & inclusion in the workplace, and our approach to environmental considerations and social responsibility. They also discussed in detail what the day-to-day job of a patent attorney entails, and how the cooperative working environment at Mathys & Squire really makes a difference to those stepping onto the first rung of their career ladders.

Left to right: Technical Assistant Annabelle Carver, Partner James Pitchford and Technical Assistant Louis Brosnan of Mathys & Squire

Mathys & Squire is proud to continue fostering the development of those interested in pursuing a career in IP.

Louis Brosnan
Technical Assistant
Annabelle Carver
Technical Assistant