Types of patents
There are two main types of patents granted in Australia - standard and innovation. You need to research them thoroughly before deciding which one suits your invention. To actually have one of these patents granted you must file what is known as a complete application.
There are differences in the cost of the patents, the length of protection they offer, the time they take to process and the type of invention they seek to cover.
To choose which patent to apply for, look at inventions made in your field. If a similar invention exists then the chances of gaining full protection for your invention through a standard patent are slim. However, you may be eligible for an innovation patent.
Learn more about
- provisional application
- standard patent
- innovation patent
- differences between standard and innovation patents.
Last Updated: 11/12/2012