What is a patent?
A patent is a legally enforceable and government-sanctioned right to commercially exploit an invention in the marketplace to the exclusion of all others. The monopoly lasts for the term of the patent. This term varies with the type of patent sought, with a maximum period of 20 years. Patents are not granted automatically. You must apply for a patent in order to protect your intellectual property. Australian patents are administered by the Patent Office of IP Australia, a Federal Government organisation. In Australia there are two different types of patents – standard and innovation patents.
HOW CAN ACTUATE IP ASSIST?
Actuate IP works seamlessly in conjunction with Actuate Patents. Actuate Patents is an independent patent attorney firm and comprises qualified patent attorneys that provide an expert and tailored approach to assisting with the implementation of patent strategies and patent protection for businesses. We work with a close network of patent attorneys to complement your important patent legal strategies and disputes. Also with our fixed fee project based approach it means you can take the matter in stages and make certainty and transparency on your legal spend. Actuate Patents also works with a close network of overseas patent attorneys in all key jurisdictions meaning we can assist you with any international patent protection in an efficient way with clear focus on achieving the right outcome.