Overview

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IBISWorld’s Intellectual Property Leasing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
0.9%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
5,365
Business
1,992

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Intellectual Property Leasing industry plays a vital role in the Australian economy. Operators lease their intellectual property (patents, trademarks and other intangible property) to businesses in exchange for royalties or licensing fees. Businesses then use the intellectual property to create a range of products and services. The industry's major market is manufacturing firms, such as chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, that lease patents and other intellectual property on new medicines and other chemical products to avoid the costs associated with research and development (R&D).

Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.6 billion. This growth includes a forecast 1.4% rise in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. The industry is fragmented and includes numerous small companies that develop and lease intellectual property. The industry also contains many owner-operators, such as inventors and scientists, in addition to small businesses that have limited ability commercialise the intellectual property they have developed. As a result, no single operator in the industry has a substantial market share.

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Industry Products

What is the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry?

Industry operators hold and lease intellectual property and other intangible assets, including patents, trademarks and radio spectrum. Operators lease the right to use their intangible assets to businesses in exchange for royalties or fees. The industry does not include revenue received from selling rights to media content and franchise systems.

Industry Products
Licensing patents and designs
Licensing trademarks
Other intellectual property licensing
Electromagnetic spectrum
Industry Activities
Trademark leasing
Patent leasing
Mining exploration permit on-leasing
Circuit layout leasing
Horticultural plant variety right leasing
Spectrum licensing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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