Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Intellectual Property Leasing industry plays a vital but unheralded role in the Australian economy. Operators in the industry lease their intellectual property – patents, trademarks, franchising systems and other intangible property – to businesses in exchange for royalties or licensing fees. Businesses then use this intellectual property to create a wide range of tangible products and services, including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, apparel, childcare services and tax advice.
The industry has recorded relatively weak growth over the past five years as the uncertain economic environment led consumers to cut back on discretionary spending, reducing demand for many of the products and services created with intellectual property... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Intellectual Property Leasing industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $24.93 is spent on wages. Leasing of intellectual property is a labour-intensive task due to large amounts of administration surrounding legislations, lodgement and protection of intellectual property. Capital outlay is low since most of the actual innovation occurs at the upper level. For example, a company operating in the Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing industry is responsible for the research and development of a new drug and incurs all the associated costs. The actual leasing of the patent requires little capital... purchase to read more