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Intellectual Property Office

Company Profile - Intellectual Property Office

Intellectual property is essential for stimulating creativity and innovation.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government agency responsible for intellectual property and we maintain a clear and accessible intellectual property system in the UK which encourages innovation and helps the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas. We help people get the right type of protection from their creation or invention.

In particular Patents are an important tool for stimulating innovation and growth. They grant monopoly rights of up to 20 years in return for a full disclosure of the invention.

The IPO administers the UK patent system and employs around 350 science and engineering professionals to examine patents across all areas of technology. The role of the patent examiner is to grant high quality patents for inventions which are genuinely new and inventive.

Diversity and Inclusion at the IPO

Stonewall top 100 employer
Top 10 in Government
Winner of Stonewall’s Senior Champion of the Year award
Top 10 employer for Working Families
Business Disability Forum - Disability Confident Leader
Silver rating for the Business in the Community race benchmark
Higher than Public Sector average rating in Chwarae Teg’s Fairplay benchmark
Achieved the ‘Large employer of the year’ award at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

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Intellectual Property Office


  • Concept House
  • Cardiff Road
  • Newport
  • Newport
  • NP10 8QQ