Technology’s rapid globalisation has focused on the large market players such as China, Europe and the USA, followed by the smaller industrialised nations such as Israel and Sweden, who have been punching above their weight in the World IP sector for some time.
Australia is of particular interest since it:
- was relatively unaffected by the Global Financial Crisis compared with many other nations;
- has a relatively high Gross Domestic Product; and
- has a relatively small population with a low number of practicing patent attorneys (around 500) who have not been targeted by policy drives over the last decade.
We thought it would be interesting to see how these differences in Australia’s circumstances affects IP outcome compared with our neighbours. FULL POST