Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • intellectual property (including copyright, trademarks, patents, design, enforcement)
  • Co-chair of PBS (Professional and Business Services) council
  • cross-cutting EU engagement with Lord Livingston – each BIS Minister will lead on EU engagement on areas within their policy brief
  • all BIS business in the Lords – excluding trade/exports and science/higher education

Current role holder: Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 17 July 2014.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Viscount Younger of Leckie

    • 2013 to 2014
  2. The Rt Hon Lord Marland

    • 2012 to 2013
  3. Baroness Wilcox

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Vision for a digital single market

    • 25 February 2015
    • Speech
  2. Intellectual property priorities in business innovation

    • 9 January 2015
    • Speech
  3. Intellectual property enforcement

    • 23 October 2014
    • Speech
  4. Making the most of intellectual assets

    • 2 October 2014
    • Speech
  5. Innovation and Intellectual Property

    • 26 September 2014
    • Speech
  6. Intellectual property: UK and China cooperation

    • 4 September 2014
    • Speech
  7. Digital health: transforming healthcare service delivery

    • 30 July 2014
    • Speech
  8. New study highlights perspectives of the UP and UPC

    • 10 July 2014
    • Press release
  9. New faster online patent renewal service goes live

    • 1 July 2014
    • Press release
  10. New Patent Prosecution Highway opens between the UK and China

    • 1 July 2014
    • Press release