Please complete this form when filing an innovation patent application. It should be accompanied by an innovation specification.

An innovation patent is suitable for an invention that does not have the inventive step needed to obtain a standard patent.

The Australian Government has begun the process of phasing out the innovaiton patent with the passing of legislative amendments. This means:

  • The last day for filing a new innovation patent was 25 August 2021. 
  • Exiting innovation patents that were filed on or before 25 August 2021 will continue in force until their expiry. This will ensure current rights holders are not disadvantaged.

Learn more about what the phase out of the innovation patent means for you.

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021