Which Australian patents are in patent register and why?
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The patent office has released new figures which show there are currently more than 1,500 patents in patent registration in Australia.
The numbers are an annual average since 2009, when the last full year of figures was released.
The figures show that in 2018 there were 7,828 patents registered in Australia, compared with 3,564 in 2017.
The number of patents is up from 2,715 in 2017, but down from the 3,852 in 2016.
“We are pleased to report that Australia is currently on track to have 1,513 patents in the patent register by the end of 2019,” said Australian Patent Office chief executive, Craig Tinsley.
What’s in the register?
The Patent Office’s website describes the patent system as a “complex and complex system of legal documents”.
The main documents in the public domain include: patents; patents; and patents.
Australia is the second-most populous country in the world, and its total population is estimated at 5.7 million.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the population of Australia was about 3.3 million at the end 2018, making it the seventh most populous country on the planet.
In 2018, the Patent Office released the following figures on the number of applications for patents: 1,096,095 (2.4 per cent) applications were filed in 2018 (from an average of 9.7 per cent per annum) for an annual rate of more than 11 per cent, representing a rate of application growth of more of 5 per cent a year.
Applying for a patent requires two or more people to apply and the application must be approved by both the patentee and the patent office.
Applications were lodged for the following patent categories: medical and dental devices; biological and medical equipment; computer and electronic equipment; and chemicals, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals products.
Some of the most popular inventions that have been filed in the current year are: Bionic prostheses; digital cameras; digital audio and video recorders; electronic mail; e-commerce websites; and wireless internet communications.
There were 2,569 patents granted in 2018, with a patent examiner making decisions about which patents were granted.
As of the end the year, the total number of Australian patents registered was 2,957, up from 1,543 in 2017 (the previous year).
The most commonly granted patents are the most recent ones, which are made by companies that have gone through the application process, and the ones that are the easiest to use.
While the patent application process may not be a priority for many businesses, it can help to keep up with technological advances and can help companies to develop new products.
Patents can also be granted for inventions that are currently being used by a company, such as: The first commercially-available version of Google’s Android mobile operating system was released in February 2018.
Internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and Amazon have also been granted patents.
There are also patents related to medical devices, such to pacemakers, which help patients to control their heart rhythm.
The number of patent applications in the Australian patent office is up by 1.7% year-on-year.
The patent office has released new figures which show there are currently more than 1,500 patents in patent registration in…