Background Patent Search Aids and Documentation

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Searching has evolved to the point where it is now predominantly performed by electronic means, such as by accessing on-line databases via EPOQUE or STN, or the Internet and using techniques such as key-word searching.

Australian patent data can also be searched by examiners using AUSPAT, which is IP Australia’s web based search tool.  The link for AUSPAT is http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/.