Last updated: 
11 January 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.

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Working Group We are currently processing examination requests filed in (or around)
CHEM 1 - Biotechnology July 2019
CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds April 2020
CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics February 2020
CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry February 2020
CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals February 2020
ELEC 1 - Physics March 2020
ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications May 2020
ELEC 3 - Computing March 2020
ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements February 2020
MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering February 2020
MECH 2 - Construction and Mining January 2020
MECH 3 - Process Engineering February 2020
MECH 4 - Medical Devices February 2020
MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances February 2020