Australian Bureau of Statistics
8158.0 - Innovation in Australian Business, 2010-11 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/08/2012
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION METHODS
Just over one in three innovation-active businesses reported using some form of intellectual property protection method. Businesses employing 200 or more persons were more than twice as likely to utilise methods to protect intellectual property (76%) than businesses employing 0-4 persons (29%).
Of the 34% of innovation-active businesses who used intellectual property protection methods, the most common form of protection was secrecy/confidentiality agreements (21%), followed by copyright or trademark (16%).
Innovation-active businesses within Agriculture, forestry and fishing and Other services were the least likely to have intellectual protection with 84% reporting no intellectual property protection method used. Conversely, the Information media and telecommunications industry was the most likely to use some form of intellectual property protection method (60%).
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