Intellectual Property Office

House of Lords written statement – made on 22nd April 2013.

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Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

As an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, we set targets which are agreed by Ministers and laid before Parliament. During 2013-14 our targets are to:

finalise secondary legislation to implement Hargreaves' recommendations regarding copyright exceptions;achieve at least 90% delivery of the provision of an accelerated two-month turnaround for patent search, publication, and examination when needed by the applicant;introduce a secure identification system to facilitate the electronic management of rights by our customers;ensure customer satisfaction is at least 80%;working with police and industry, establish a specialist police IP crime unit capable of tackling infringement and counterfeits on the internet;with partners, develop and deliver a campaign to build understanding of and respect for intellectual property among consumers and young people. In its first year, the campaign will secure media messaging which reaches at least 4 million people and drive a 5% increase in hits on campaign-related web pages;provide access to online training in IP issues for business advisors, at both a basic level free of charge, and an advanced level at a commercial rate, with the aim of reaching 500 advisers by 31 March 2014;support our people in developing their capability, such that 95% complete an agreed development objective by 31 March 2014;achieve a return on capital employed of at least 4%; anddeliver an efficiency gain of at least 3.5%.