The Australian Mining Industry: More than Just Shovels and Being the Lucky Country

Date of Publication: 
Tuesday, June 30, 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. The ultimate aim is to determine whether Australians are innovators in the field, creating and exporting technology, or do Australian miners simply use other companies' tools and innovations to dig their resources out of the ground.

Last updated: 
30 June 2015