Thursday, June 17 2021   \  Published by IP Australia.

Phase out the innovation patent

The Australian government has begun the process of phasing out the innovation patent. From February 2020, an 18-month phase-out period began. During this time, you can continue to file new innovation patents until 25 August 2021.

Existing innovation patents will continue to be in force until they expire. This means surrent right holders will not be disadvantaged. 

The Government remains committed to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) navigate the intellectual property (IP) system. 

Australian SMEs will receive dedicated support through our SME case management service, SME fast track service, dedicated outreach program and online portal. Continue Reading

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