What is a Patent

A patent is a monopoly that is granted to a person who makes a new invention in the useful arts. A patent gives a patent owner a statutory right to the exclusive use of the invention thereby allowing the patent owner to exclude other persons from exploiting the invention in the country in which the patent is registered for the term of the patent.

Under the Australian Patents Act, only registered Patent Attorneys are permitted to prepare and amend patent applications on behalf of clients. For a particular invention, it is desirable to choose a patent attorney who is familiar with the technology involved.

All professional work at IP Gateway is performed by or under the supervision of registered attorneys who have the appropriate knowledge, skill and qualifications for that work. We, as registered Patent Attorneys, are bound by the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, a copy of which is available from the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board.

Patents Group


For further information, please download the below documents.


IPG Patent FAQ

IPG Australia – Patents (Overseas Filing)



Patent Application Process

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