About Us

Improving the IP Framework to Meet the Needs of Innovative Industry

The IP Federation represents the views of UK industry in both IPR policy and practice matters within the EU, the UK and internationally. It believes that a cost effective, high quality IPR framework is a critical component in industry’s present and future successes in the global economy.

The policy papers on this website represent the views of the innovative and influential companies which are members of this well-established trade association.

Click to see a list of current members and here to find out how to join us ››

IP Inclusive

The IP Federation and its members are proud to support the IP Inclusive initiative and are committed to adhering to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment practice, including recruitment and retention, career development and workplace ethos. The forty-strong task force leading IP Inclusive includes representatives of the IP Federation.

IP Federation biographies

James Horgan
James Horgan​, President

James is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a Masters in IP litigation. He has over 20 years of experience in patents, having jo... More

James Hayles
James Hayles, VP, Immediate Past President

James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with nearly 30 years of experience of IP work gained in private practice, Fisons plc and Pfizer Limited. He h... More

Belinda Gascoyne
Belinda Gascoyne, VP

Belinda is a UK Chartered Patent At­torney and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years of practical experi­ence in all aspects of intellectual prop­erty ga... More