Last updated: 
8 October 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 June 2020
CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds August 2020
CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics June 2020
CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry October 2020
CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals September 2020
ELEC 1 - Physics November 2020
ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications January 2021
ELEC 3 - Computing November 2020
ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements November 2020
MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering November 2020
MECH 2 - Construction and Mining December 2020
MECH 3 - Process Engineering November 2020
MECH 4 - Medical Devices October 2020
MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances December 2020