Last updated: 
13 July 2021

We will:

  • respond to correspondence relating to your application within 4 weeks
  • issue a decision following a hearing within 3 months
  • issue a first report for a standard patent within 12 months
  • issue a first report for an expedited patent examination within 8 weeks. 

If you would like information about the progress of your application please contact us.

We are committed to delivering world-leading intellectual property (IP) services that are modern, effective and efficient and ensure all Australians benefit from great ideas. Our Customer Service Charter provides an overview of how we will meet customer expectations, including the timeliness of IP rights administration. For more information refer to our Customer Service Charter.

 

Working Group We are currently processing examination requests filed in (or around)
CHEM 1 - Biotechnology March 2020
CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds July 2020
CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics May 2020
CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry July 2020
CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals July 2020
ELEC 1 - Physics September 2020
ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications November 2020
ELEC 3 - Computing September 2020
ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements August 2020
MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering August 2020
MECH 2 - Construction and Mining September 2020
MECH 3 - Process Engineering August 2020
MECH 4 - Medical Devices July 2020
MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances October 2020