We're an Australian intellectual property (IP) consultancy. We help research-intensive organisations anywhere in the world.
How we help
We help to get more impact from IP. The impact could be financial, social, environmental, strategic, or something else – it’s up to you, and does not necessarily mean having more patents. For example, ask us about:
Changing the way IP is used
Auditing the current state of IP management
Updating IP strategies, policies and procedures
Improving knowledge security
Protecting trade secrets
Preparing for investment
Engaging more people to recognise potential IP
Increasing general awareness and understanding of IP.
If you have other requirements, feel free to contact us to discuss them.
Note that we don't provide patent attorney or legal services. Instead, we work with your chosen patent attorney/lawyer if such services are required.
We believe everyone in an organisation should have at least a basic understanding of IP. It reduces the risk of losing or mismanaging IP and helps to build a culture of innovation. We deliver targeted training designed to give people practical knowledge they can use in their roles.
We also document inventions and R&D on an ongoing basis:
Invention disclosures summarise patentable inventions in a way that both inventors and patent attorneys understand.
R&D summaries document eligible R&D activities of organisations eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive in Australia. It's an easier way to provide project information to R&D tax advisors.
A fresh approach to IP consulting
Making sense of the human side of IP
Traditional approaches to IP management focus purely on “technical” issues (legal issues, policies, procedures) and ignore the “human” side of IP (the way people think and act).
Our approach addresses both sides of IP. We know the human side is at least as important as the technical side when managing IP in a research organisation.
Relying on evidence
We take an evidence-based approach to consulting. Data is used to substantiate conclusions and recommendations. We keep up with relevant research literature and summarise the findings for clients.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
Our services generally include a training component to give people knowledge they can incorporate into their roles.
Intangium is led by Dr Martin Puchert. He has over two decades of experience in helping high-tech organisations manage IP. He is a registered Australian patent attorney, certified in IP management by WIPO, and holds a PhD and BSc in Physics. Martin hosts the podcast Talking Commercialisation.
Our code of conduct
We're serious about acting responsibly, ethically and competently, so we're publishing our own code of conduct. You can expect us to follow this code of conduct at all times.
We do not make false or misleading statements.
We do not disclose or misuse a client's confidential information.
We do not prefer our interests over a client's interests.
We avoid conflicts of interest and take reasonable steps to resolve a conflict of interest if one is discovered.
We do client work conscientiously, courteously, honestly, objectively, and lawfully.
We only do work that is within our competency.
We carry out work with reasonable skill and care.
We disclose to the client information that is materially relevant to work being undertaken for the client, subject to any obligations in relation to another person's confidential information.
What is intellectual property (IP)?
Intellectual property refers to the various legal rights provided for the protection of creative effort. The core types of IP are:
Confidential information and trade secrets.
Other common IP rights include domain name rights, unregistered rights in a name or brand, circuit layout rights, and plant breeder's rights.
Every organisation possesses confidential information. Confidential information which meets certain criteria is referred to as a trade secret (see our video on trade secrets).
Patents, trade marks, and registered designs must all go through an official examination and registration process to be granted. Copyright, confidential information and trade secrets are not registered and take effect as soon as they are created.
Open source software licences and Creative Commons licences are special types of copyright licences which grant permission to use the works in certain ways.
What is IP management?
IP management (which is what we do) is different from the work of patent attorneys and lawyers. IP management generally involves identifying and assessing potential IP, arranging for protection of selected IP, controlling the way IP is exploited and used, and engaging individuals to look after IP.
Patent attorneys specialise in the difficult work of preparing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications. Intangium does not offer patent attorney or legal services but will happily work with your chosen patent attorney or lawyer.
Level 2, 80 Clarence St
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 416 213 301