The day you file your patent application the content of the application is officially recorded along with that day’s date, which becomes the official filing date. The application is then accorded an application (or ‘serial”) number and any earlier priority date that you claim in...

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...

When a patent application is examined it is checked to see if the invention that is being claimed is new and involves an inventive step when compared to the prior art base. The prior art base is basically information that was in the public domain,...

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. In some circumstances it’s possible to file a subsequent patent application, for the same invention, so that the...

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