Welcome to the Queensland Health (QH) intellectual property (IP) home page. To learn more about creating, purchasing and using intellectual property in Queensland Health, read the materials below.
Queensland Health’s intellectual property officers are situated in the Office of Health & Medical Research. We develop policy and procedures and are the central contact point for assistance on intellectual property matters. We offer policy guidance on intellectual property including copyright, patents and trade marks.
Intellectual property is a valuable asset that covers a wide range of intangible material including inventions, literary and artistic works, computer programs, databases, broadcasts, films, sound recordings, trade marks and designs. In Queensland Health, the potential to create intellectual property should be considered as an integral part of project planning and contract negotiation with third parties to ensure that we meet our objectives of providing quality health care for all Queenslanders. As government employees, Queensland Health staff have special protection when it comes to using intellectual property of other organisations, however there are certain limitations that one should be aware of so that use is compliant with the law.
Intellectual Property Officer