Virtual design rights across the world
Formal design rights protection for virtual designs is available in many international jurisdictions. To date, however, Australian legislation has not provided fully-enforceable protection for these designs. This report provides an analysis of the likely Australian demand for such protections.
The impact of design rights on Australian firms
IP Australia commissioned researchers at the Centre for Transformative Innovation to assess the impact of past policy changes and whether Australia’s design rights system is providing incentives for Australians to invest in design. This report outlines the research findings.
Working in industrie 4.0
Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service data...
Why do royalties reign in the market for technology?
It is unclear why royalties are the dominant mode of payment in contracts over the trade of pre-commercial technology. In this paper, the authors evaluate possible reasons for including royalties in a contract using a dataset of 645 contracts.
The Productivity Commission intellectual property report: moderate and measured
The recently released Productivity Commission report on the Australian intellectual property system is thorough and measured. Its recommendations are far from radical but if implemented would improve the environment for the creation and use of knowledge-based products in Australia.