IP data methodology notes

As a result of the 2015 Review of the National Survey of Research Commercialisation (NSRC) a decision was made to streamline data collection and reduce the burden on survey participants by sourcing data and metrics on patents and plant breeder’s rights (PBRs) that was previously collected through the NSRC, from IP Australia’s Patent Analytics Hub. Datasets were extracted using the IP Australia’s reports, the Patent and PBR holdings as of 31 December 2014 and Research Organisations time series 00-14, both available at Patent Analytics Hub. These reports are accompanied by a data dictionary which provides a detailed definition of each data item found in the reports.

The extracted datasets contains patents and PBRs data for the NSRC 2014 participants (1) but more research institutions can be found in the reports published by IP Australia.

The extracted datasets are named as follows:

  • NSRC Patents 2000-2014
  • Summary Patent and PBRs NSRC 2000-2014
  • NSRC Patents 2014

When applicable, data reported by IP Australia’s Patent and Analytics Hub for universities and their corresponding technology transfer offices or commercialisation offices were tallied in these extracted reports and reported as one reporting entity. The 27 metrics included in the extracted datasets are:

  • Number of new patent applications filed in Australia
  • Number of new patent applications filed in the US
  • Number of new patent applications filed elsewhere
  • Number of new patent applications worldwide
  • Number of new provisional applications filed in Australia
  • Number of new Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications
  • Number of new innovations filed in Australia
  • Number of applications that entered in National Phase in Australia
  • Number of new Paris Convention applications
  • Number of new divisional applications filed (worldwide)
  • Number of new PBR applications that have been filed in Australia
  • Number of new design applications that have been filed in Australia
  • Number new trademark applications filed in Australia
  • Number of patent families represented in new applications worldwide
  • Number of patents that were granted in 2014 in Australia
  • Number of patents that were granted in 2014 in the US
  • Number of patents that were granted in the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Number of patents that were granted in 2014 to an institution elsewhere
  • Number of granted patents worldwide
  • Number of patent families represented in patents worldwide
  • Number of patents that were culled or lapsed from an institution holdings in 2014
  • Total number of patent applications held by an institution that are pending
  • Total number of patents held by an institutions that are granted
  • Total number of PBRs that are held
  • Total number of PBRs that are granted and in force
  • Total number of PBRs that are pending
  • Total number of patent families held by an institution

1 The NSRC survey participants refer to those that participated in the 2014 NSRC data collection. The datasets however, do not include the complete record of NSRC 2014 participants because one institution opted not to publish its unit record data and the other two institutions who actually participated the survey were not included in the reports prepared by IP Australia’s Analytics Hub.

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