Jenny Vaughan

Jenny VaughanOrganisation

Intellectual Property Office

Job Title

Senior Policy Advisor


Jenny joined the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in August 2000, after several years working in the private sector.  Initially working on applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Jenny then spent many years as a Training Manager designing and delivering training events to IPO staff.  In 2009 Jenny ventured into policy development within the IPO, working specifically in the Copyright and Enforcement Directorate managing the National IP Crime Group and drafting the annual IP Crime Reports.  In June 2014 Jenny led the first International IP Enforcement Summit in London in conjunction with the European Commission and EU IPO, bringing together senior representatives from across the world to address this global challenge. 

Jenny joined the Innovation Directorate in May 2016 working within the Innovation Policy Team to support innovation within academia.  One of Jenny’s first responsibilities involved supporting the Lambert Working Group in developing and launching the updated Lambert toolkit – a series of model IP licensing agreements for universities and businesses - in October 2016.  Jenny and the Innovation Policy Team are currently developing a suite of resources that improve the ability of business and research communities to derive value from their IP and to stimulate collaboration.  This includes partnering with Vitae to deliver the IPO’s IP for Research programme and developing the IP Lens as part of the Researchers Development Framework.