Over the past few decades, the world has seen dizzying advancements in technology. By way of example, Australia only connected to the Internet in 1989 – now it’s impossible to imagine life without it. But perhaps the most exciting development in recent years is the rapid and accelerating commercialisation of space.
The development of space-related technology generates significant amounts of IP which needs to be protected for commercial gain. Space law means there is no “jurisdiction” per se in space, yet IP laws and rights are jurisdictional based. This puts space law and IP laws at odds with each other.
Applying traditional IP protection strategies to space technology does not always provide adequate and useful protection. Protection of IP for space-related technology requires not only an understanding of IP protecting strategies, but additionally an understanding of space law and how it applies to IP, a contextual understanding of the proposed commercial space activity. The result of this is that protection of space-related technology requires a wide view of the intangible assets that make up and surround the technology, and not just a focus on traditional IP for protection.
IIP has specialist expertise in the issues surrounding the overlap of IP and space law. Combined with our approach to intangible asset protection, IIP can protect all aspects of space technology.
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Over the past few decades, the world has seen dizzying advancements in technology. By way of example, Australia only connected to the Internet in 1989…