Intellectual Property Office

Contact: Mr Gareth James

Intellectual Property Office
Concept House
NP10 8QQ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01633814978

About Intellectual Property Office

The Intellectual Property Office

The IPO is the United Kingdom's principal authority on intellectual property (IP) with responsibility for patents, trademarks, designs and leading on policy for all IP including copyright. We are an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). As part of BEIS we are responsible for the role of IP rights in supporting and promoting innovation, helping to protect, define and reward creativity.

Patents help companies benefit from their R&D and innovation by protecting new technology for both products and methods of manufacture. Patent owners can enjoy exclusive rights to their inventions for up to 20 years, enabling them to strike licensing deals or keep rivals at bay whilst they establish their brand. In exchange for this 20 year monopoly the public is given full access to the details of the inventions, and can use that information as a springboard for their own innovations.

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  • Associate Patent Examiner

    • Newport, South Wales
    • £28,180 (inc £3030 R&R allowance); £32,220 in telecoms post (inc extra £4040 allowance)
    • Intellectual Property Office

    Patent examiners look at both technical & legal aspects of a patent application deciding whether to grant a patent.