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Iplan is an Intellectual Property management solution developed by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia for Australian Government agencies to help them deliver an IP Management Plan collaboratively, creatively and flexibly.

Early in 2012 the Commonwealth Attorney-General released the Australian Government Intellectual Property Manual to guide agencies towards actively and effectively assessing and managing their IP assets for the benefit of the Australian Community. The Attorney-General’s Department has indicated that it expects agencies will evaluate the overall effectiveness, including cost, risks and benefits, of the polices and practices they have in place for the management of IP. To facilitate a whole of Government focus and effective IP management, the Attorney-General has issued the revised manual with clear reference to the Statement of IP Principles of 2008 - The Intellectual Property Principles for Government Agencies.

We can assist organisations with the development of their IP Management Plan through the use of Iplan, a multi-stage solution for use by organisations to deliver an IP management plan which is effective, cost efficient, considers the risks and benefits, and the policies and practices in place within the organisation.

To create a plan which achieves the desired outcomes and operates organisational wide we will:

  • undertake an assessment of any current policies, existing portfolios and documents used in licensing IP
  • ensure that the IP Management Plan will be effectively tailored to the specific needs of the agency
  • ensure that appropriate training can be delivered to support the plan’s implementation.

There are five stages to Iplan:

  1. IP assets audit
  2. Review and assessment of IP protection
  3. Set protocols for proactive management and exploitation of IP assets (IP Policy)
  4. Monitoring and reporting of IP policy
  5. Training and awareness of IP policy.

To find out more, read the Iplan brouchure.