The Mission

There were three key outcomes required for a successful Source IP service:

  • To make the availability of Australian licensable IP as visible as possible to as many parties as possible.
  • Ensure searching across 100M+ patents is rapid and easy.
  • Allow key Source IP information to be accessible to 3rd-party developers via easy-to-use APIs.


This mobile-ready online service has been developed for scale upon the Lightbend Reactive platform.
The operational platform is deployed to the Vault Systems government cloud for UNCLASSIFIED data — and is actively monitored for up-time availability.

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP with the IP Australia and Agile Digital team.


Agile Digital successfully delivered this platform on schedule for launch by Australia’s Assistant Minister for Innovation, the Hon Wyatt Roy MP.
The Source IP initiative has received widespread coverage:

Source IP is an important component of Australia’s innovation infrastructure, and is closely paired with Data61’s D61+ platform (also being built and supported by Agile Digital).