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Director of Innovation and Chief Economist, UK Intellectual Property Office
Pippa is Director of Innovation and Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Her role is to ensure that the IPO’s policy development activity focuses on key issues and is based on a robust evidence base. She is also responsible for developing strategies and policies to engage business and raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights.
She was previously responsible for leading the economic thinking and support on Copyright and IP Infringement and Enforcement at the UK IPO. She was the lead economist on the implementation of the Hargreaves Review, subsequent legislative changes and the IP Bill.
She previously worked as an economist in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Office of Fair Trading. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in Industrial and Financial Economics from Royal Holloway.