Alty appointed new intellectual property c.e.o

<p>The department for business, innovation, and skills has appointed John Alty chief executive and comptroller-general of the intellectual property office. </p><p>Alty, who is currently the director general for fair markets at the department for business, innovation and skills, will take on the new role &quot;early next year&quot;, a department statement said. He replaces Ian Fletcher, who held the post for more than two years. Sean Dennehey, currently interim chief executive, will continue in the role until John takes up his post. </p><p>David Lammy, minister of state for intellectual property, said he welcomed Alty to the office &quot;at a time where innovation and invention are more important than ever to the UK&rsquo;s economy&quot;.</p><p>Lammy added: &quot;He has a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in taking the work of the IPO forward, especially around our recent Copyright Strategy, and I look forward to working with him.&rdquo;<br /><br />Alty said: &quot;The IPO plays an essential role in supporting BIS&rsquo; aims of delivering economic growth and business success through supporting innovation.</p><p>&quot;Our IP framework is also important to all of us as consumers of goods and services. I look forward to helping the office to make a real impact in the UK and internationally.&quot;<br />&nbsp;</p>