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Australian Innovation Patents Officially Phase Out

日期: 2021-08-26 14:18
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As you will like be aware the Australian Innovation Patents (Utility Models) are being phased out.  All current Innovation Patents and applications will continue to be in force until their expiry date, provided that the annual fees are paid.
 
25 August 2021 - is the last day that an innovation patent application may be filed directly. There are two circumstances where an innovation can still be filed after that date.
 
1) A divisional application may be filed for an innovation patent provided that the parent application was filed on or before 25 August 2021.  The parent application may be a PCT application, a standard application or an earlier filed innovation patent undergoing substantive examined.
 
2) A standard patent application may be converted to an innovation patent application provided that the standard application was filed on or before 25 August 2021.
 
The maximum term in both of these instances will be 8 years from the parent filing date.More information regarding the phasing out of Innovation Patent is available from the Australian Patent Office Information Page.
                                                         
                                                                         


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