Aboriginal Elder John Watson lost his finger hunting crocodiles and used a traditional medicine to numb the pain. The incident inspired a joint research project with Griffith University which has resulted in a successful patent and benefit sharing arrangement.
The Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu have a fascinating story. Their IP licensing agreements include clothing, iPhone covers, rugs, jewelry, ties, and many other items.
This video features a profile of Tim Gillett who is a patent examiner at IP Australia. Tim finished a Bachelor of Engineering and IT degree, and applied to become a patent examiner. Tim now spends his days using his technical skills to investigate new inventions and see whether they qualify for patent protection. This video is courtesy of the ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/acedayjobs/cool...