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29 November 2018

IP Australia has released the second edition of IPGOD 2018. Produced by our Office of the Chief Economist, IPGOD 2018 is the most significant release since the first in 2013 and has been published in two editions.

In the first edition released in May 2018, we used a machine learning process to better match and consolidate name variations of the same applicant.

We took this process further in the second edition with an improved ABN matching technique. This has resulted in a significant 60 per cent increase in correctly identified large firms engaged in IP activities.

Alongside IPGOD 2018 we have released a new data product named Intellectual Property Longitudinal Research Data, or IPLORD for short. Constructed around IP rights applicants rather than applications, it tracks the IP activity and profile of each applicant repeatedly over time, generating longitudinal data on the stocks and flows of applicant-level IP rights.

See our blog for more information about IPGOD2018 and IPLORD. Both IPGOD 2018 2.0 and IPLORD are now available on data.gov.au.  


Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) is published annually by IP Australia and includes over 100 years of registry data on intellectual property (IP) rights administered by the agency. It also contains derived information about the applicants who filed these IP rights.

IPLORD was built from the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD). Where IPGOD captures the life-cycle of individual IP rights applications, IPLORD systematically transforms the application information in IPGOD into derived variables to track each applicant’s IP activity over time.