One of the ways we contribute to the Intellectual Property (IP) system and our goal of providing a world leading IP system in Australia is through our research program. Through our research, we seek to advance the knowledge and evidence base upon which IP policy is built.

The aim of our research program is to evaluate the economic impact of various components of the IP system, in order to assist evidence-based policy decisions within IP Australia and other Commonwealth agencies.

Economic research papers:

Our research procurement plan is published annually, with any new projects announced through our reporting structures.Our Patent Analytics Hub also produces a range of reports, as a contribution to thinking about patent analysis in general, rather than an indicator of future policy. We also completed more targeted research projects into the market for designs and the medical technology industries in Australia.

Academics and service providers who would like to be updated on research tenders can email