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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Jo Johnson to continue as IP Minister

Jo Johnson - looking forward
to a lot of IP stakeholder engagement
this year 
From Kat friend, James Thomson at the UK's Intellectual Property Office, comes news that late last night it was confirmed that Jo Johnson will continue as Minister responsible for IP.   James's email states that:
"The Department of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ministerial portfolio areas have now been finalised.
Jo Johnson continues as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, with responsibility for intellectual property. Other responsibilities include industrial strategy, science and research, including the creation and governance of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), agri-tech, space and innovation.He will also retain responsibilities his portfolio within the Department for Education including universities and higher education reform, higher education student finance and education exports. 
Rt Hon Greg Clark MP remains Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Lord Prior of Brampton will continue to lead on all BEIS issues in the House of Lords."
What a year to be an IP minister - you are going to be very busy, Mr Johnson.  Good luck!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what the DUP's policy on IP is? Do they have a stance on the Unitary Patent?

Glad to be out of the madhouse said...

Anonymous@15:22:

I'll go out on a limb and presume that they are not particularly concerned by IP or the UPC, as long as they don't involve popery or dinosaurs...

Anonymous said...

Glad to be out of the madhouse:

Agreed, but as they aren't particularly concerned, there is every possibility that if they believe the government thinks the UPC or any other IP issue is particularly important they will ask for another few £100m to agree to it.

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