Innovation: A tale of two jurisdictions

In the past, New Zealand has trumped Australia in relation to a range of important policy issues including: votes for women; native title rights for indigenous people; environmental laws and renewable energy; and marriage equality. Now New Zealand appears to be leading Australia again, this time in relation to innovation policy.   As reported by

Fake News Alert! Economists trump patent attorneys in innovation policy reform!

The recent release of the Productivity Commission’s report into Intellectual Property Arrangements in Australia has evoked a range of conflicting views in relation to the type and extent of policy best suited to incentivise innovation in Australia.   Of great concern is that the Government may adopt a number of the more extreme Productivity Commission