Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Background Patent Search Aids and Documentation

Date Published

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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/.

    Amended Reasons

    Amended Reason Date Amended

    Published for testing

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