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, which lease patents and other intellectual property on new medicines and other chemical products to avoid the costs associated with research and development (R&D).
Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.7% to total $2.0 billion, with growth of 2.4% forecast for the current year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Intellectual Property Leasing industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.08 is invested in capital. The leasing of intellectual property is a labour-intensive task due to the large amounts of administration relating to legislation, lodgement and the protection of intellectual property. Capital outlay is low, with capital equipment typically only including basic administrative tools, such as computers. This is because the development of new products that require intellectual property protection, while capitally intensive, is not included in the industry... purchase to read more