Patently obvious: Demand has benefited from technological complexity in many industries

Firms in the Intellectual Property (IP) Leasing industry lease their trademarks, patents and design rights to other firms for a fee. These intangible assets are valuable because they are unique, result in cost savings, streamline processes and generate revenue for the lessees. Lessees require IP to develop a range of products and services for consumers. Over the past five years, industry demand has benefited from increasing technological complexity in vehicles, software and pharmaceuticals. The industry also initially benefited from rising consumer confidence and spending, which increased the demand for and therefore the value of IP. However, in 2015-16 the number of filings for new IP as well as existing IP in force began to fall. This led to revenue falling in 2015-16 and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has been supported by the radio frequency spectrum leasing market
  • The government has encouraged research expenditure through specific tax incentives
  • Strong investment in technology is anticipated to drive industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Intellectual Property Leasing industry has a low level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:12.67. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on wages, approximately £12.67 is invested in capital. The leasing of intellectual property is labour intensive due to the significant administration costs relating to registering rights, creating licensing agreements and protecting intellectual property. Employees are required to write lease contracts, review legal documents and submit applications for renewal and extensions of assets with the IPO. The level of capital investment required in developing intellectual property is generally high, but occurs upstream and is therefore not included in the industry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Real household disposable income in the Intellectual Property Leasing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry?

    Companies in this industry allow others to use intellectual property products and similar products for which a royalty payment or licensing fee is paid to the owner of the product. The leasing of these products can take various forms, such as permission for reproduction, use in subsequent processes or products. The current owners may or may not have created these products. The industry does not include copyrighted works.

    Industry Products
  • Patent leasing
  • Trademark leasing
  • Design leasing
  • Radio spectrum leasing
  • Other intellectual property leasing
  • Industry Activities
  • Leasing trademarks
  • Leasing mining and exploration rights
  • Leasing spectrum
  • Leasing patents
  • Leasing plant breeders' rights
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Number of businesses
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Intellectual demand
  • Developing opportunities
  • Potential problems
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Property pool
  • Confidence conundrum
  • Intellectual investment
  • Table: Intellectual Property Leasing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Intellectual Property Leasing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Breakfast Cereals & Cereal-Based Foods Production
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Legal Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Patent leasing
  • Trademark leasing
  • Design leasing
  • Radio spectrum leasing
  • Other intellectual property leasing
  • Chart: Intellectual Property Leasing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Other companies
  • Finance and professional services firms
  • Broadcasting and telecommunication companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitAdministration costsLegal costsWagesMarketing costsOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Intellectual Property Leasing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Intellectual Property Leasing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Intellectual Property
  • The property of a person's or a company's creation.
  • Lessee
  • The party that pays a licensing fee for the right to use another company's image, name or product.
  • Lessor
  • The party that owns the intellectual property being leased to another party from whom they receive royalties or licensing fees.
  • Radio Spectrum
  • Wireless communication signals that travel through radio frequencies in the air.
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