CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Doing the right thing is embedded in our values and we take our role in the communities in which we operate very seriously, always looking for ways to use our resources and insight to support our people, the IP profession and important projects.   

Leading the IP profession  

We play an active role in our industry bodies, with members of the team involved in the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), as well as getting involved in sector-based industry organisations to raise awareness of how IP can fuel business growth.   

We’re committed to supporting the next generation of our profession and have close links with universities across Europe, with many of our attorneys giving guest lectures and providing career advice to students.  

Helping our communities   

Each year we lend our support to a number of local charities across our communities, holding fundraising events and encouraging our staff to participate in these important projects by giving everyone a paid volunteering day.  

Championing enterprise and innovation  

We have built strong links with key business groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce, IOD, Cambridge Capital Group (CCG), London Tech Advocates, Medicon Valley Alliance, Danish Food Cluster and Medicon Village Science Park. We also offer free use of our office facilities to foster closer links within our local business communities. 

We regularly get involved in innovation days and initiatives, such as Biotechnology YES, Ingenuity, Pitchfest, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and the Karolinksa Institutet Bioentrepreneurship program, providing pro bono advice and practical tips to inventors and embryonic businesses.  

Committed to good corporate governance 

We are one of only a handful of firms to carry three ISO standards, reflecting our continual drive for improvement. The standards, namely ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001, achieved in 2015, provide clients with an assurance of excellence in the areas of quality management, environmental management, and information security management. Cyber security is taken extremely seriously and, in 2015, Potter Clarkson was awarded the Government and industry-developed Cyber Essentials accreditation. The scheme recognises the firm’s ongoing commitment to the protection of its clients’ data against the risk of common internet-based threats. 

Modern Slavery Statement 

We are deeply committed to being a visibly responsible firm while addressing our own statutory obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Our Modern Slavery statement can be viewed here