On 18 April 2013, IP Australia published its first Australian Intellectual Property Report 2013.

This report provides a collation of data and information about the IP system in Australia and Australian originating IP going overseas.

The report highlights some key findings such as:

  • China is now the top destination for Australians filing trade mark applications abroad.
  • Australian Eastern states (QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS) have seen double digit growth in patent filings for 2012.
  • Australians file more patents in the USA than in Australia.
  • 90% of patent applications in Australia are from foreign applicants.

A copy of the report can be found on IP Australia's website or as a pdf.