Patent declaration form

Please complete this form when the Patents Act requires a declaration to be filed

Do not provide your home address to us if you do not want it published online. You can provide a post office box or other valid address if you want to keep your home address private. Your address for service of legal documents can be a post office box, but it must be an address in Australia.

Application for an extension of time under section 223

Please complete this form if you are applying for an extension of time to restore a patent or patent application, which has lapsed or ceased because you did not pay a fee or take some other action in time.

Do not provide your home address to us if you do not want it published online. You can provide a post office box or other valid address if you want to keep your home address private. Your address for service of legal documents can be a post office box, but it must be an address in Australia or New Zealand.

Apply for an Innovation Patent

Please complete this form when filing an innovation patent application. It should be accompanied by an innovation specification.

An innovation patent is suitable for an invention that does not have the inventive step needed to obtain a standard patent.

The Australian Government has begun the process of phasing out the innovaiton patent with the passing of legislative amendments. This means: