Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Intellectual Property Leasing industry plays a vital 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 and intangible products and services.
Industry revenue is primarily made up of franchising fees and patent leases. Together, these revenue streams are expected to generate $17.1 billion in 2014-15. Franchising represents the bulk of industry revenue, at over 90%... purchase to read more
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Barriers to entry in the industry are relatively low. Capital requirements are low and regulation is moderate. Marketing and leasing intellectual property does not necessarily require specialist skills or expertise. The industry exhibits a low level of technological change.
Because this industry deals specifically with the leasing of patents and not the actual creation of the resulting products, capital costs are relatively low. Most research and development (R&D) occurs in the upstream level. For example, a company that operates in the Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry may have an R&D department where new drugs are developed and patented. However, the actual leasing aspect of the patent does not account for R&D and simply deals with generating revenue from the patent... purchase to read more