Intellectual Property Office invests in new support role for Oxfordshire businesses

Intellectual Property Office invests in new support role for Oxfordshire businesses

• The Intellectual Property Office has partnered with Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to create new business support job role – application window now open

• The IPO Regional Policy Officer will provide expertise to help businesses achieve maximum value from their intellectual property
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is to invest in an IPO Regional Policy Officer for Oxfordshire.

Applications are now being invited for the new role, which will see the successful candidate work with businesses in the Oxfordshire region to help them achieve the best value from their intellectual property (IP). The role has been developed in partnership with Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) where the role will be based.

Tim Moss of The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) said: “This is a very exciting step in the IPO’s plan to develop intellectual property knowledge at a local level, building on the great work that Oxford LEP is already doing.

“The IPO has piloted Regional Policy Officer roles elsewhere in the UK with really positive results. With effective support, businesses are able to maximise on the value of their IP assets, benefiting both them and the UK’s economic growth.”

Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire LEP, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the new IPO Regional Policy Officer. When appointed, they will be working closely with OxLEP to ensure that IP is integrated into business and innovation support programmes across the region.”

Full details of the role and how to apply are available on the Civil Service Jobs website.

The closing date for applications is 24 June 2019. For more information please email: adminvacancies@ipo.gov.uk.

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