Review of IP driving productivity
In association with Auckland UniServices Limited, the Ministry of Economic Development is reviewing how the intellectual property system may better support the drive to increase productivity in the New Zealand economy.
The review will examine how New Zealand businesses use intellectual property rights and what factors are considered when deciding on how to commercially protect new ideas and innovations.
There will be an assessment on whether New Zealand businesses are making the best use of intellectual property rights to protect their inventions and innovations. A broad approach is being taken as all forms of intellectual property rights are being included in the review.
The review will also look at possible barriers to the commercialisation of intellectual property and identify where government intellectual property policies and practices could be improved to provide better support for New Zealand businesses.
UniServices is surveying New Zealand firms to find out about their experience with and use of intellectual property rights. The Ministry would like to encourage firms to be involved in the survey, as a high response rate will improve the quality of the survey information and help us better understand how New Zealand firms view and use intellectual property rights.
A report from UniServices on the role of the intellectual property system in driving productivity in New Zealand is due November 2009.
A survey into how the intellectual property system can drive productivity is being conducted by UniServices. To complete the survey click here.