Dr Blattman will assume his new role towards the end of 2017, taking over from David Griffith who is stepping down after more than 43 years in the intellectual property profession and over 30 years in leadership roles.
Until then, Dr Blattman will remain in his current role at Spruson & Ferguson.
In an announcement yesterday, Dr Blattman said he was honoured to be appointed the next Managing Director and CEO of IPH Limited.
"David Griffith has had a wonderful professional career and is largely responsible for the creation of a business that had the scale and performance to list as a public company,” said Dr Blattman. “It is an honour to follow in David's footsteps and I look forward to working with all the IPH businesses in this next chapter.”
Read the full announcement from IPH Limited.