We are introducing a number of IP initiatives to streamline and improve the ways in which we do business with you.
We have released a new electronic portal called eServices which allows you to register, login and transact with us online. We will be progressively adding more services and transactions to the portal throughout the next financial year. Find out more information on eServices and how you can use it to manage your business with us.
Business to Business (B2B)
We have developed a Business to Business (B2B) software product that's designed to cater for high volume electronic transactions. It uses a multiple file transfer (MFT) platform so that service requests are automatically transferred from our customers' IT systems to our own.
Find our more information about Business to Business (B2B) software product.
This project aims to line up our four individual IP rights (Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Plant Breeder's Rights) into one easy to use system. This will make it easier for you if you have many IP rights.
One exciting part of this project will be the ability for you to discover details of all your IP rights in one place, those of others and further information that will improve the way you do business with us.
This project has just started and more information will be available over the coming months.
Survey of users of the innovation patent system
The innovation patent was introduced in 2001 following an Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) Review of the Petty Patent System.
In 2011, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research requested that ACIP investigate the effectiveness of the innovation patent system in stimulating innovation by Australian small to medium business enterprises.
IP Australia is supporting the current ACIP Review of the Innovation Patent System by conducting a survey of users of the innovation patent system to help evaluate the economic impact of innovation patents.
The survey is being conducted by Verve Economics on behalf of IP Australia.
Seperately, we are conducting public consultations on a proposal which would raise the patentability threshold for innovation patents to the same level of inventiveness as required for standard patents.
Last Updated: 22/1/2013