Do you need a patent?In order to gain patent protection in Australia your invention must be innovative or inventive. Find out if a patent is right for you
Which type of application?The cost, length of protection and processing time will depend on the type of patent application you choose.
1. Have you published or shared your idea publicly?
Your invention needs to be new and unique in order to gain patent protection. This means your patent can’t have been publicly disclosed before you begin the patent application process.
2. Search for similar inventions
Before you apply for a patent, it is important to conduct a comprehensive search for similar inventions to avoid wasting time and money applying for protection for something that already exists.
4. Are you ready to file your application?
5. Register for Online ServicesRegister for online services
To start your patent application, it's recommended that you register for online services. This is a cost effective way to keep all your files in the one place. Ongoing, you can use it to maintain and renew IP rights, too.