IP Training and Awareness for Government Officers

There is a general lack of awareness within government about intellectual property (IP). Even with government policy and regulations increasing across all government jurisdictions across Australia, and with its focus of valuing IP as an asset, there is still the perception that IP is a liability (something that you have to report).

Lending to that view is that IP is often thought of as comprising only formal registrable IP in the form of patents, and as a result, IP management is more often seen as a management burden with added cost to maintain ownership rights.

With this focus, there is little value being placed on the benefits that can be obtained by the better management and leveraging of the broader intellectual assets created by government agencies (including copyright material such as frameworks, software, documents, information, and data).

The AIC has been delivering IP awareness and education packages to industry and researchers for a number of years, and has updated its complete suite of packages for a baseline government program and government officer training sessions.

These services are now available to all government agencies nationally.

If you would like to enquire about future training options or dates, or even to arrange a special on-site session, the AIC would be happy to assist. To enquire, please call 1300 364 739 or email gis@ausicom.com.

AIC Commercialisation Masterclass - Brisbane - 28th July 2011

This workshop will assist participants to derive full value from their research and is designed for those with an understanding of commercialisation principles.



“These kits are packed with information to close the gap between having a bright idea and actually turning out a product ready for the market”

Steven Ciobo MP, Member for Moncrieff QLD