Patent Analytics Hub

Last updated: 
2 June 2016

Our Patent Analytics Hub (the Hub) aims to help Australian innovators make the most of their intellectual property (IP). The Hub provides analysis, visualisation and interpretation of data included in patent documents.

We at the Hub translate the world’s vast patent literature into useable information to help you with research, development, collaboration and commercialisation. The material we look at contains over 80 million patent records, which provide bibliographic information, as well as technical information about the invention.

Our analysts take this information from multiple sources and present it in a way that helps you understand relationships and trends to inform your business strategy. This may include patenting in specific technology areas and identifying target markets or networks between organisations.

Why you should choose us for your patent analytics

We select our analysts from over four hundred expert patent searchers. Our analysts are trained in a range of technologies and have a detailed understanding of the patent system.

Our analysts have the Knowledge and skills to help you:

  • understand technology areas
  • find potential collaborators
  • boost commercial returns from your research

About the service we offer

While a patent search gives you an idea on the novelty or inventiveness of your patent claims, an analytics report will provide you with a wide range of details in a particular technology area.

We use advanced data analysis techniques and visualisations.

Our experience helps you to identify:

  • patenting activity in specific technology areas
  • patent networks between organisations
  • invention origin and geographical analysis of technology emergence
  • organisations filing in specific technology areas.

We are unable to provide legal opinions or services that are directly related to competitor analysis such as patentability, freedom to operate or validity searches.

Who we offer this service to

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

How it works

After you contact us to discuss your project needs we will prepare a scoping document and negotiate the cost.

We will determine a search strategy and access the vast patent databases to extract the data. The data will be considered and framed to answer your specific questions.

The analysis will then use the data to provide visualisations and draft the report. We will provide you with a draft report for your comments before we finalise it.

How long it takes to get a report

Depending on the size of your project, it could take as little as four weeks or as long as three months. We’ll provide a time frame with our scoping document.


Standard and customised reports are available. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


For more information please contact us.

Patent analytics hub reports

17 July 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in the world, and the second leading cause of death here in Australia. It is a progressive disease with the biggest risk factor being age and so far there is little hope for sufferers. 

6 June 2017

This paper accompanies the release of our 2017 Australian Intellectual Property report. It explores the Australian network of collaboration in all IP rights and looks at the international comparison of university–industry collaboration with patent data.

12 April 2017

It is clear that manufacturing in Australia is transforming and its long-term health lies in developing new and innovative ways of thinking. The future lies in value-adding activities from product concept, research and development, design and production, to distribution and after-sales service.

31 August 2016

This report analyses the intellectual property (IP) environment for the Australian textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry including the scale and intensity of patent activity, as well as trade marks and designs related to the TCF industry, to provide an overview of innovation originating from Australia.

30 June 2016

This report analyses the intellectual property (IP) rights holdings of publicly funded research organisations (PFROs) in Australia and provides an overview of innovation originating from the Australian research sector.

29 February 2016

Protein crystallography continues to be essential for understanding proteins in health and disease, and enabling rational design of drug targets. This article provides a short demonstration of some of our patent analytics techniques, using PCT applications from the EPO PATSTAT database related to 3D structures of proteins.

31 January 2016

Climate, water availability and soil quality all affect the availability of food supplies. Agricultural practices, and in particular the use of additives or pest control, can increase yield. Increasingly, such practices incorporate the use of nanomaterials.

31 December 2015

This report provides an overview of technology relating to pollen allergens in general, with a particular focus on immunoassays and diagnostics, through the lens of intellectual property (IP). It uses the scale and intensity of patent activity to provide an overview of innovation in the area.

30 September 2015

This report provides an analysis of the Australian pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry through the lens of patents. By using the scale and intensity of patent activity, identifying areas of technological specialisation, and assessing the level of collaboration, the report provides an overview of pharmaceutical innovation in Australia.

30 June 2015

This paper uses an open database, Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD), which matches the Australian IP registries to firm level data, in combination with world patent databases to detail the patent filing activity and innovation areas in the mining sector.

31 March 2015

The global medical devices market is valued at approximately US$325 billion. In 2012, the Australian industry had turnover of $10 billion, with exports of over $2.1 billion in 2013-2014.

31 August 2014

This report analyses food inventions originating from Australia. Identifying patent activity, technological specialisation, and collaboration can help to illustrate the innovation landscape. This report uses patent analysis to assess the scope, quality and impact of innovative activity within the food sector.

31 October 2013

This pilot study examined patents originating from 12 Australian universities and considered metrics such as the number of patents published, technology specialisations and the frequency of citations of patents in other literature. From this data we were able to extend our understanding of the relationship between patents and the impact of university originated research.