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Australian universities ahead of Israel and Switzerland on collaborative international patents

26 April 2017

A new report from IP Australia shows Australian universities are ranked 11 in the OECD, ahead of countries like Israel and Switzerland, ranked 12 and 14 respectively, for university-industry collaboration resulting in international patent applications.

Dumping and Subsidy Investigation into A4 copy paper imports

19 April 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy announced today that the Australian Government has imposed dumping duties on A4 copy paper exported to Australia from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand.

G20 Ministers agree on role of digitalisation in the economy

10 April 2017

The Australian Government has welcomed the outcome of last week’s G20 meetings in Germany where discussions were held on how to maximise the contribution that digitalisation can make to the economy.

IP applications show strong growth in Australian innovation

6 April 2017

New intellectual property (IP) application figures from IP Australia show Australia’s appetite for creating knowledge and pursuing ideas remains strong, underscoring the Australian Government’s innovation agenda.

G20 visit a chance to put Australia’s digital priorities in the spotlight

5 April 2017

The Australian Government will use G20 meetings in Germany this week to urge its international counterparts to focus on the uptake of digital technology for SMEs and digital inclusion for marginalised groups, including women.

STEM skills come first at global robotics competition

17 March 2017

Australian students are putting their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills to the test as part of a global robotics competition being held in Sydney this week.

Simplifying business in Australia

17 March 2017

The Australian and Tasmanian governments have launched a major new project to help boost investment and create jobs by cutting unnecessary red tape in the vital nature-based tourism sector.

Government funding puts Geelong manufacturer in driver’s seat

20 February 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, has visited the research headquarters of a carbon fibre manufacturer that will use Australian Government funding to help develop lightweight car seats for global markets.

World-leading image recognition technology empowers Aussie small business

10 February 2017

Images can now be used to search IP Australia’s trade mark database of over 400,000 Australian trade mark applications, helping businesses protect their brands faster.

Report on Australia’s intellectual property system released for consultation

20 December 2016

The Turnbull Government has today released for consultation the findings of the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) Arrangements.