Viscount Camrose was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for AI and Intellectual Property) in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) on 7 March 2023.
The minister is responsible for all DSIT business in the Lords, for Artificial Intelligence (AI), intellectual property and cyber. He also has ministerial responsibility for the Copyright Tribunal, Geospatial Commission, Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Office for Artificial Intelligence, and for Ordnance Survey.
In welcoming the new minister, Adam Williams, Chief Executive and Comptroller-General of the IPO, said:
I am delighted to welcome Viscount Camrose as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the newly-formed Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, with responsibility for intellectual property.
The UK is consistently regarded as having one of the very best IP systems in the world, and IP has an integral role to play in unleashing our economy’s creative and innovative potential. I look forward to working with Viscount Camrose to champion the role of IP in making the UK one of the best places in the world for new ideas and discoveries to thrive, helping cement the UK as a Science and Technology Superpower.