Last updated: 
8 October 2021

About the Patent Analytics Hub

Maximising the value from research and new technology investments is essential in today’s competitive global environment. The data analysis provided by our Patent Analytics Hub can help you enhance your business intelligence using patent analytics.

Our data can help you:

  • make critical decisions with confidence
  • identify opportunities and potential partnerships
  • monitor competitive activity in your field
  • understand and communicate the value of your product.

The Patent Analytics Hub at IP Australia is uniquely positioned, with access to more than 120 million patent records across 250 000 separate technology classifications worldwide, and in-house expertise of 400 patent specialists across all technology areas, ensuring that our analytics reports are relevant and meaningful.

Our customised analytics reports have been used to help customers make decisions on policy, research direction, commercialisation, intellectual property protection, business strategy, marketing, collaboration and licensing.

Each report is tailor-made, and can now include interactive visualisation, which means you’ll be able to easily interpret the essential information, including filing trends over time, origin of inventions, top markets and applicants and full technology analysis. 



Patent filing trends over time

How is innovative activity tracking?


Target markets for patent filings

Where do innovators commercialise?


Top patent applicants/ inventors

Who is innovating?


Technology analysis

What are our technology strengths?


Applicant/ inventor country of origin  

Where does innovation originate?



Who is working together?

What to expect

We offer cost-effective patent analytics services to government agencies and publicly-funded research organisations, such as universities, medical research institutes and cooperative research centres.

While a standard patent search gives you an idea of the novelty or inventiveness of your patent claims, our analytics reports provide a broad overview of trends in a wider technology area. We do not provide legal opinions, patent valuation, validity searches or services directly related to competitor analysis such as patentability or freedom to operate services.

After discussing your project needs, we will prepare a scoping document and negotiate the cost, in addition to determining a patent search strategy in consultation with you. Timeframes and costs will vary based on your requirements, with projects commonly taking between four weeks to three months to deliver. 

The data will be considered and framed to answer your specific questions which will be used to develop visualisations and a report. We will discuss any areas of specific interest or insight with you as we complete the analysis, and provide you with a draft report for your comments before we finalise it. Reports are confidential unless otherwise agreed.

Contact us to find out more.

Free Patent Analytics Report with every international type search

We are now providing free Patent Analytics Reports with every international type search. These reports are designed to support those considering international patent protection by providing key insights into technology trends and activity. The reports, paired with the international type search, can help potential applicants strengthen their IP strategy.

Find out more about this service.