Compare Quotes from Australia’s Largest Marketplace of Patent Attorneys

• Free. No obligation quotes. Fast turnaround

• Automated. Save money with our smart technology

• Completed by registered Patent Attorneys

 

Why register a patent with us?

Complete Online Application

Complete our online application on the LawPath platform, providing information about the purpose of your invention, a description of its essential parts and features, and how it works.

Consultation with Patent Attorney

One of our qualified patent attorneys will contact you to discuss the finer details of your application. They will draft the application in the required form, and submit it to the appropriate authority.

Receive Patent Protection

Once registered, you get exclusive rights to use and licence your invention, guaranteeing up to 20 years protection for standard patents or up to 8 years protection for an innovation patent.

Not sure what you need?
Call and speak to one of our
consultants for free on

1800 529 728

How does it work?

Step 1

Easy Online Application

Set up a free Lawpath account and submit your brief

Step 2

Step 2

Receive up to 3 proposals from lawyers on our marketplace

Step 3

Step 3

Compare lawyers and hire the best one for your job. You can call and chat with your lawyer from within your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a patent?

A patent is a registered right granted by the law for a device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive, and useful. As the owner of a patent, you have exclusive rights to commercially exploit the invention for the time granted by the patent. Essentially, only you can earn money from the invention.

Why should I patent?

Patenting gives you exclusive rights to generate income from your invention, allowing you to stop others from manufacturing, using or selling your invention. If you would like to, you are able to license the invention to other parties. Patenting supports innovation in promoting the development of new products and technology by providing the incentive of holding exclusive commercial rights to these products.

Did you know that WiFi was invented in Australia? The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) patented it in 1992 and 1996, and to 2013, and earned over $430million in royalties (excluding revenue from legal action).

What are types of patents?

The two most common types of patents are the standard patents and innovation patents.

To qualify for a standard patent, the invention has to be new (novel), useful, and involve an inventive step. Examination for approval by IP Australia for a standard patent take on average 6 months and can go on for years, but affords the owner of the patent up to 20 years exclusive use of the invention.

The requirements for an innovation patent are the invention is new, useful and involve an innovative step, which is a lower burden than ‘inventive’ for a standard patent. It takes around 1 month to obtain an innovation patent as it is only examined as and when there is a need to (e.g. when the patent owner seeks to enforce against an infringement). While it is quicker, cheaper, and easier to get an innovative patent, it is relatively less valuable and provides lesser protection than a standard patent.

What is the time of exclusivity granted by patents?

The protection time frame varies according to the type of patent that is applied for and granted. An Australian standard patent lasts for up to 20 years, an innovation patent lasts for up to 8 years, and a pharmaceutical patent can last for up to 25 years. That is, if the annual fee is paid. If not, the patent lapses.

Our average rating is

4.6
(6867 Reviews)
5
4927
4
1412
3
400
2
76
1
52

Our latest reviews

1-5 of 1605 Reviews (5262 Ratings-Only Reviews)

Trademark

Megan was very helpful, efficient and professional. I highly recommend her to other small businesses.

Mar 31st 2020, 3:15 pm
Nina | SYDNEY

Quick response

The document gave me a versatile starting point for negotiations.

Mar 30th 2020, 11:45 pm
Justin | Sydney NSW

Making will in case of death

It was straight forward process over the internet to produce my last will

Mar 30th 2020, 11:45 pm
Soma55 | Sydney

So easy

It is a breeze drafting documents, sending for signature etc. Wonderful service

Mar 30th 2020, 12:45 pm
Lana | QLD

Quick and thorough

Quick turnaround and very consultative throughout. Easy to talk with and good all round experience

Mar 30th 2020, 12:45 pm
Luke | Sydney NSW
Lawyers are in most cases not possible for startups who are running to a tight budget. Lawpath has been an absolute savior. Made my life heaps easier!
Marcus Ling

Recent Articles

Recent Articles

How to Start a Proofreading Business

Want to start your own proofreading business? If you love reading and have a good eye for detail then this guide will help you get started.

How To Deal With Debt Collectors (2020 Update)

Debt collection can be a nasty business. Whether you owe the amount claimed or not, learn the best ways to deal with debt collectors here.

What Is Insolvent Trading? (2020 Update)

Trading while your company is insolvent can expose you to personal liability for company debts. Learn about insolvent trading and its consequences here.
Not sure what you need?
Call and speak to one of our
consultants for free on
1800 529 728
Australia’s leading
Online legal website

Lawpath has been recognised as a
leader and innovator across the legal
sector.

Safe and Secure

We keep all your information
encrypted to ensure your
privacy and safety.