We all know that patents don’t tell us everything about where innovation is going on. But they do tell us a lot, and the latest Intellectual Property Report 2013 from IP Australia report provides a very good guide to where the action is. Or where to head if you want to find an environment conducive to innovation.

Of a total of 2627 patent filings, NSW had 1005 (38%), Victoria 662 (25%), Queensland 472 (18%), Western Australia 252 (10%) and South Australia145 (6%). Also rans are the ACT 74, Tasmania 14 and NT 3.