Skip to main content


Dyslexia – a different way of thinking

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Environment, Inclusion and diversity, Innovation, IPO, Patents, Recruitment, STEM career
In our Intellectual property office blog, we hear from a colleague with dyslexia, who outlines how they can make a positive difference at work through their different way of thinking. Our blog is illustrated by a sea crowded with paper boats, one of which is being lifted up into blue skies by a beautiful red hot air balloon. The idea is that this symbolises the new way of thinking rising up from the norm - a metaphor for new and different thinking.

The IPO has recently been proud to achieve the British Dyslexia Association SMART award, in recognition of good practice when supporting the needs of dyslexic and neuro-diverse individuals.  Here we take a look at how colleagues with dyslexia are able to contribute positively to life and work at the IPO through their 'different way of thinking'. 

Meet the IPO Board: Director of People and Place, Penny Phillpotts 

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Gender Pay Gap, Inclusion and diversity, IPO, Recruitment, STEM career, Transformation
Penny Phillpotts, Director of People and Place at the IPO

Next in our 'Meet the Board' series, we speak to Penny Phillpotts, Director of People and Place at the IPO. We discuss where her career started, her experience since joining the IPO last year and her priorities for the future.

British IP Day: 25 years of the Alliance for IP

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: AI, British IP Day, Business, Environment, IPO
British IP Day

The Alliance for IP is a UK-based coalition of organisations representing IP-rich businesses and creators. On British IP Day, and Alliance for IP’s 25th anniversary, IPO CEO Adam Williams looks at the value the organisation and its members contribute as a cornerstone of the UK’s IP environment.