This report provides review of the literature on Grace Period study for the past 3 decades and provides context for the current study conducted by the OCE on examining the relationship between grace period and promoting innovation

5 October 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.

31 August 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.

30 June 2016

The Department of Industry Portfolio Budget Statement 2016-17 incorporates our Budget report.

9 May 2016
13 April 2016

The Australian Government has committed to reduce the regulatory burden for individuals, businesses and community organisations by at least $1 billion per year. All Government department portfolios have been asked to complete an audit of their existing regulations, including measuring the compliance cost of the regulations on businesses and individuals.

8 April 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.

29 February 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 January 2016

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.

31 December 2015