Friday, April 12 2024   \  Published by Asia IP Law.

IP Australia launches new patent search tool

IP Australia launches new patent search tool

IP Australia launched a new patent search tool on March 20, 2024. The platform called the Australian Patent Search (APS) is currently up and running simultaneously with its older counterpart, the AusPat search tool, which has been in use since the mid-2000s.

APS, which boasts a more modern interface, is set to completely replace AusPat before 2024 ends.

Like AusPat, APS provides Quick search and Structured search features. “Boolean search strings can be entered in the Quick search field, which perhaps explains why AusPat’s Advanced search functionality is missing from APS,” said Frazer McLennan, patent information professional at Spruson & Ferguson in Sydney. Read more

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