The innovation patent application process

The simplest route to a granted Australian patent is to file an application for an innovation patent. Innovation patents are typically granted within a few weeks of filing. So, within a few weeks of filing you can legitimately mark and market your products as patented. This can be great for marketing purposes.

We can prepare the application for you. To get started we'll need a description of your invention, although it's not necessary to have a prototype. The wording of the patent application is critical. We train for years to learn how to word an effective patent application.

A granted innovation patent cannot be enforced until it has passed the additional (and usually optional) step of examination and been 'certified'. Indeed it is an offence to threaten to enforce an uncertified innovation patent. After certification, it may be possible to enforce the patent in relation to infringement occurring prior to examination.

 

Further reading:

-> How to patent an idea or invention

-> The Australian patent application process

-> Protecting your invention internationally

-> How much does a patent cost?

-> What is a patent?

-> Patent FAQs

 

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