Last updated: 
2 June 2022

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 December 2020
CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds December 2020
CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics August 2020
CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry May 2021
CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals December 2020
ELEC 1 - Physics June 2021
ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications July 2021
ELEC 3 - Computing June 2021
ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements June 2021
MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering May 2021
MECH 2 - Construction and Mining July 2021
MECH 3 - Process Engineering July 2021
MECH 4 - Medical Devices July 2021
MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances May 2021