The Applied Intellectual Property Research Hub (AIPRH) has been established within the UWA Law School, as a focus for advanced research into applied intellectual property law and policy.
Taking advantage of its location in one of the world's major centres of agriculture, biodiversity, medical research and technology, mining and resources and technological innovation, AIPRH conducts advanced research into the contribution of intellectual property to: agricultural and industrial innovation; bioprospecting and indigenous rights; design, creative arts and the cultural industries; digital technologies; climate change and environmental innovations; genomic patenting and the medical sciences; biomedical materials; innovations in complementary medicine; cultural creativity and the protection of traditional cultural expression.
AIPRH will examine the role of intellectual property in securing investment, technology transfer, trade and economic development, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and its emergence as a foundation of the information age.
AIPRH may conduct collaborative research projects with other Law School Hubs and Centres. Within the University of Western Australia, AIPRH will conduct collaborative research with the:
AIPRH has established research linkages with equivalent institutions around the world including:
If you are an academic or researcher who is not based in Western Australia, the UWA Law School hosts a number of Visiting Scholars each year. The AIPRH encourages applications from suitable applicants.
The research capacity of AIPRH is enhanced by providing consultancy and advisory services to industry, government, international organizations and to the professions.
The AIPRH is seeking funding for research grants, postgraduate scholarships and for the appointment of Senior Research Fellows from industry, government and the intellectual property professions.