As mentioned above, when you first file a patent application for a particular invention, the date that the application is lodged with the Patent Office becomes the application’s priority date. It’s then possible, within one year of the original patent application filing, to file a...

No, provisional patent applications don’t ever get examined. They are simply filed with IP Australia and accorded a priority date and Australian application number. Provisional patent specifications are kept on file for thirty years before being destroyed.   The purpose of provisional patent application is to stake...

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