Last updated: 
5 March 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 October 2019
CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds June 2020
CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics March 2020
CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry March 2020
CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals April 2020
ELEC 1 - Physics June 2020
ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications July 2020
ELEC 3 - Computing June 2020
ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements April 2020
MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering April 2020
MECH 2 - Construction and Mining May 2020
MECH 3 - Process Engineering April 2020
MECH 4 - Medical Devices April 2020
MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances May 2020