The Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) was established in March 2002 as an initiative of IP Australia. IPRIA was established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals. Today, it is a leading network of scholars that works closely with industry and government on issues critical to all varieties of IP rights, creativity and innovation.
The Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) was established in March 2002 as an initiative of IP Australia. IPRIA was established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals. The focus is to move understanding and engagement with intellectual property from a technical to a strategic consideration. Intellectual property in this context is broader than formal intellectual property rights and includes the management of knowledge, personnel and intangible assets.
The Institute is a collaborative research centre located at the University of Melbourne that has received significant funding from IP Australia. The core faculties are the Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics.
IPRIA's objectives are to:
- support and generate development of high-level public policy in relation to intellectual property issues;
- optimise the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property by all Australian stakeholders, including research institutions, public and private sector interests; and
- help create an informed environment for, and contribute to, on-going public debate in Australia about intellectual property issues and related matters, including innovation policy and economic growth.
We currently have a team of Director and Deputy Director located at Melbourne Law School.
We work with a number of Associates from the Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics as well as external research partners.
The Advisory Board represents the key external stakeholders in IPRIA.
Creators’ Rights: Visiting Fellowships for early career scholars at Melbourne Law School
THE IPRIA FELLOWSHIPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
IPRIA Annual Reports provide details about the many achievements, events and research activities undertaken at the Institute.
There are two main avenues for research visitors to IPRIA: through teaching in the specialist teaching program in the Melbourne Law Masters, or taking part in the Visiting Scholar Program. IPRIA welcomes proposals from academics and practitioners in all areas of intellectual property, including interdisciplinary work drawing on a wide range of social and cultural research.
Designs Law and Practice
Design within Australia and how Australia compares to its international peers
A joint research project of IP Australia, and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) at The University of Melbourne.
IPRIA runs a series of seminars, conferences, workshops and roundtables throughout the year. For an overview of our recent events follow the link below.