I'm Andrea Brewster, a chartered patent attorney who just can't take her work seriously. This is the story of my year as President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), told from the personal perspective as well as the professional. It's a true story, but it's been embellished, exaggerated and caricatured almost beyond recognition, in the interests of entertainment you understand. So it is most definitely not an official CIPA view on anything. Nor is it intended to denigrate the Institute, for which I have the utmost respect and affection.