Intellectual Property & Licensing

Intellectual property management

GRDC usually owns a share of all intellectual property (IP) generated by the research projects in which it invests. This consists of registrable IP (plant breeder’s rights, patents and trademarks) and non-registrable IP (intellectual know-how and trade secrets). The Corporation actively manages its IP to:

  • ensure that research outputs are adopted as quickly and effectively as possible, by extension and/or commercialisation; and
  • provide access to GRDC IP and gain access to third-party intellectual property where it will facilitate the delivery of research outputs.

The GRDC seeks protection of its IPwhen doing so will achieve the above objectives and maintains a register of its registered IP.

For more information please read the GRDC IP Management Plan (PDF 133KB)

For new or existing registered IP and licensing matters, please contact us by email at

IP portfolio snapshot 2018-19

GRDC IP Portfolio