Patents Examiner

Patents Examiners investigate and report on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Patents Act.

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    Overview

    Patents Examiners investigate and report on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Patents Act.

    Day-to-day

    • assesses whether patent applications provide an adequate technical description of the invention
    • assess whether the patent rights sought are justified and match the invention's technical description
    • searches online databases to discover similar patents held in Australia and overseas
    • assesses whether the advances claimed for the invention are new
    • reports their findings to the patent applicant or the applicant's legal representative.

    To become a Patents Examiner

    • You need a bachelor degree in engineering, chemical science, chemical engineering or another relevant field to work as a Patents Examiner. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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