Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) and Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data (IPGOLD) are our publicly available intellectual property (IP) rights related data sets (hosted on

IPGOD is updated annually in April and is the first complete and publicly available national IP register linking rights to business numbers in a simple data format. IPGOLD is a version of IPGOD updated weekly, to deliver a near-live version of the data. They cover 100 years of IP rights administered by IP Australia. They include:

  • patents
  • trademarks
  • designs
  • plant breeder’s rights

The data sets track all aspects of the application process including key dates, applicants and their applications, and the type of IP rights granted. They also capture supporting information such as unique identifiers, details of applicants and their agents. This allows research and analysis at the firm level. The data also allows users to find out where innovation has occurred by geographic location, business size, and technology type.

To help you make the most of these data sets we have published three papers:

  • Technical paper on firm matching. This paper provides technical details of the methodology used to harmonise the IP right applicant names and links these applicants to Australian businesses.
  • Overview of the IPGOD Data. This descriptive paper provides a comprehensive overview of the IPGOD data set.
  • IPGOD Read me. This paper is a first step for new users to familiarise themselves with the IPGOD and IPGOLD data sets.