IP Toolkit

Closed 20 Feb 2015

Opened 24 Mar 2014

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The IP Toolkit was developed to offer guidance and provide the tools necessary to simplify and improve discussions around IP in research collaborations.  The IP Toolkit contains guides and tools to help researchers and businesses use and manage intellectual property (IP) in collaborations. 


From 24 March 2014 to 30 May 2014, the Department of Industry and Science and IP Australia released a discussion paper and ran roundtable consultation sessions regarding a proposed IP Toolkit. 

From 9 Jan 2015 to 20 Feb 2015, the Department of Industry and Science and IP Australia invited interested parties to respond to a draft version of the IP Toolkit. 

In April 2018, an updated version of the IP Toolkit was released. The update included changes to streamline content and make the toolkit more interactive, user-friendly and accessible.   


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