Published: 
6 May 2020

At IP Australia, we’ve been thinking about how to pivot our technical and scientific expertise to help fight the global pandemic. Today we are pleased to release a package of patent information products to help researchers and decision-makers identify know-how, supply and manufacturing capability in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Six interactive visualisations on ventilators, masks, surgical gowns and goggles, vaccines, repurposed drugs and medical diagnostics allow users to ‘drill down’ into the data and quickly identify applicants in specific technologies and different countries across the world. The interactive visualisations include links to full details of each patent.

The package includes “A Dose of Innovation: Patent Analytics of Virus Vaccines”, a report on vaccines against positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses, prepared together with the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University and the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation.