Over 1,000 Australian innovation patent applications were filed in July - an all-time record, ahead of 768 applications in June and 692 in May.
Between 2010 and early 2020, there were typically between 100 and 200 innovation aptent applications filed each month. But with the system set to close to new applications from 26 August 2021, fillings have surged over the past year, with over 600 applications every month since October 2020 (with the exception of February 2021, when only 482 applications were filed). China remains the most prevalent country of origin for these applications, accounting for nearly 45% of new innovation patent filings in July. Continue Reading