In Australia, you can protect your device, substance, method, or process using a standard patent. The standard patent is also supported by provisional patents and international patent applications. Find out about the differences in the type of inventions they cover and the length of protection they offer.
Searching can help you see whether there is anything similar in the market place which may affect the likelihood of your invention gaining patent protection. It can also be useful to obtain competitive product information and to make sure your product does not infringe someone else’s patent.
For first time applicants engaging an attorney can greatly increase the chances of success.
This toolkit is your step-by-step guide on how, why, what and when to engage your patent attorney. It explains the basics to get you started, and detail on how to engage an attorney for your project, so you feel confident in navigating your next steps.