The purpose of a specification is to describe your invention.

It should contain as much detail as possible, including:

  • the technical features that are essential to the way your invention works
  • the best way or ways you know of putting your invention into practice
  • examples or drawings if they help describe the invention
  • end with claims that define your invention.

You can search for examples of specifications online through AusPat. AusPat will allow you to search by filters including patent application number or accepted patent numbers.

The Best Practice Guide for Filing a specification should be followed to ensure that your specification complies with the requirements of Schedule 3 of the Patent Regulations 1991.

Last Updated: 12/11/2014

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