Intellectual Property Leasing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Companies that lease intellectual property have been growing weakly, but this growth is expected to strengthen over the next five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Intellectual Property Leasing industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

A stronger economy will benefit the industry.

The Intellectual Property Leasing industry has recorded relatively weak growth over the past five years as the uncertain economic environment has led consumers to cut back on discretionary spending, reducing demand for many of the products and services created with intellectual property. Deteriorating business conditions have also led companies to become more cautious in their investment decisions, leading some to cut back on investing in brands and delaying new products requiring patents. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Steven Connell, “the franchise sector has performed much better, led by expansion in food franchises.” Global franchisors have focused on Australia as their home markets have struggled, while the business owners have sought the relative safety of a franchisor's brand rather than beginning an independent business. IBISWorld estimates industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the five years through 2012-13.

“The industry exhibits a very low level of concentration, owing to its large size and the myriad companies using intellectual property,” says Connell. The industry also contains a high number of owner operators such as inventors and scientists, as well as small businesses. Therefore, there are no major players.

The Intellectual Property Leasing industry is forecast to record stronger growth over the next five years. The economy should return to trend growth, resulting in higher spending on discretionary products and services. Franchising will continue to record strong growth, with food retailing leading the way. Service industries are also forecast to record strong growth in franchise store numbers, underpinned by rising disposable incomes, greater workforce participation and people working longer hours. A rise in global investment into technology, healthcare and consumer products should boost demand for patent leases. While the rising incidence of patent litigation threatens this, the roll-out of patent reform in Australia should aid industry growth in the longer term.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Intellectual Property Leasing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Operators in this industry hold and lease intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and franchise systems. The industry does not include copyright. Operators lease the right to use their intellectual property to businesses in exchange for royalties or fees.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
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

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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