New IP resources for indigenous business owners
11 Nov 2010
Launched today by the Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, the Dream Shield project provides important and practical IP information for Indigenous inventors, designers and business owners.
The Dream Shield project's resources include stories of indigenous businesses who have successfully protected their intellectual property. One of the stories features Aboriginal Elder John Watson who lost his finger hunting crocodiles with his bare hands. He used a traditional medicine to numb the pain and stop the bleeding. Inspired by the effectiveness of this traditional medicine, his community initiated a research partnership with Griffith University, successfully securing patent protection.
Last Updated: 15/9/2012