Patent Process Flowcharts

This page archives all the patent process flowcharts. Flowcharts in this page are for illustrative purposes alone and only indicates some of the steps associated with the relevant procedures. These do not count as legal advice. Please contact our patent attorneys for their expert advice.


Patent Procedure Overview

Patent Procedure Overview (for desktop)
Patent Procedure Overview
Patent Procedure Overview (for mobile)
Patent Procedure Overview

The entire patent process on how to patent an idea or a product can be expressed simply as 4 distinct stages. Find out more…


PCT Patent Procedure

Flowchart B - PCT Patent Procedure (Desktop)
Flowchart B – PCT Patent Procedure
Flowchart B - PCT Patent Procedure (Mobile)
Flowchart B – PCT Patent Procedure

To obtain patent protection in any country, it is necessary to file a patent application in that country. Read more…


Australian Standard Patent Procedure

Flowchart C - Australian Standard Patent Procedure (Desktop)
Flowchart C – Australian Standard Patent Procedure
Flowchart C - Australian Standard Patent Procedure (Mobile)
Flowchart C – Australian Standard Patent Procedure

The final stage of the PCT application process, whereby an entity and / or individual files national patent applications in the countries where IP protection is required. Learn more…


Innovation Patent Procedure

Innovation Patent Procedure (for desktop)
Innovation Patent Procedure
Innovation Patent Procedure (for mobile)
Innovation Patent Procedure

An Innovation patent is a second tier form of patent protection in Australia primarily developed for use in protecting incremental innovation. Learn more…


Registered Design Procedure

Registered Design Procedure (for desktop)
Registered Design Procedure
Registered Design Procedure (for mobile)
Registered Design Procedure

You can register designs in Australia through a patent attorney very quickly (often in a matter of a few weeks). Find out more…


Patent Opposition Procedure

Patent Opposition Procedure (for desktop)
Patent Opposition Procedure
Patent Opposition Procedure (for mobile)
Patent Opposition Procedure

For an Australian standard patent, patent opposition can be filed at any time from publication of acceptance of the patent application to three months from that date. An opposition to an Australian Innovation Patent can be filed at any time after it has been certified. Learn more…