A patent protects the way a device works, or its function. A granted patent provides a twenty year monopoly on an idea, allowing it to be protected it from imitation and sold or licensed. Patent applications are lodged with the patent office of the country in which protection is sought. The Australian patent office is called IP Australia.

How can I get a patent in Australia?

Lodging an Australian provisional patent application is usually the first step in obtaining one or more patents anywhere in the world and will protect your invention for 12 months. To pursue further patent protection, a complete application will then have to be filed within that 12 month period. This can take the form of a PCT application that will mature into national phase applications lodged in the countries in which you seek protection, or direct applications filed individually in the countries you elect.

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