Welcome to the Intellectual Property Office Hub

As the United Kingdom's principal authority on Intellectual Property (IP), we play a key role in helping innovative companies to grow. Our responsibilities include granting patents, registering trademarks and designs, and developing IP policy. Read more »

Typically recruits

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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The IPO is the UK’s principal authority on patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.
We’re a team of over 1,000 with an office in Newport, South Wales.
Although we were set up in 1852, the origins of the patent system date back a further 400 years.
Patent examining offers an opportunity to combine your scientific & technical knowledge with legal skills.
Over 600 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

Helen Yard

MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Sciences

"The IPO offers a friendly and relaxed environment, making it enjoyable to work here."

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Oscar Hummerstone

BSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Computer Science

"As my experience has increased I’ve been given more autonomy, while also being encouraged to volunteer for extra responsibilities around the office."

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IPO report finds UK women inventors still thin on the ground

Under 10% of inventors named on Great British patent applications are women, according to research from the Intellectual Property Office.

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