Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys

Complement Your Ideas With Smarter Intellectual Property Protection

Responsiveness

We offer a wide range of communication channels and you will always have access to the attorney handling the matter.

Full Range of Services

We help you prepare, file, manage and enforce your valuable intellectual property.

Fixed Fees

During your free consultation, our patent attorneys will provide you with fixed fees (new filings) or a well-defined cost estimate (ongoing matters)

20+ Years Experience

Boasting an experienced team of attorneys covering a broad range of technologies from life sciences, the mechanical arts to software.

What Can I Patent?

Anything new and involving some ingenuity or exercise of inventive skill may be patentable, including software, microorganisms and pharmaceuticals.  Indeed, it is a common misconception that an invention needs to be complex or a major breakthrough in order to be patentable.  Inventions having simple or small improvements can be patented, provided the improvements result in significant advantages.

What Patents Are Available in Australia?

There are two types of patents in Australia:

  • A standard patent gives long-term protection and control over an invention. It lasts for up to 20 years (or up to 25 years for pharmaceutical substances). 
  • An innovation patent is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to protect an incremental advance on existing technology rather than a ground-breaking invention. Protection lasts for a maximum of eight years.

How Do I Apply for a Patent?

There are three types of patent applications: provisional applications, complete applications and international applications. 

Provisional Applications

An international application is a useful way to apply for patents in a number of different countries simultaneously and protect your potentially important export markets.  An international patent application must generally be filed within 12 months of the filing of a provisional application.

Complete Applications

Applications for standard or innovation patents are referred to as “Complete Applications”. Regardless of whether you have a provisional application, to have a patent granted, you will need to submit a complete application.  A complete patent application must generally be filed within 12 months of the filing of a provisional application.

International Applications

An international application is a useful way to apply for patents in a number of different countries simultaneously and protect your potentially important export markets.  An international patent application must generally be filed within 12 months of the filing of a provisional application.

Speak to Our Patent Attorneys Today

If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our attorneys, contact us today! Leave your information in our form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Meet the Team

Jack King-Scott | Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys

Jack King-Scott

PhD Director

Patent and Trade Marks Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)

Clinton Priddle | Kings Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys

Clinton Priddle

Director

Patent and Trade Marks Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)

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