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What is AusPat?

AusPat is IP Australia's search database that allows inventors, industry and researchers to access patent applications lodged and granted in Australia. To find out more about AusPat and how the database can help you click on the link below.
AusPat User Guide

What is eDossier?

The eDossier system is a recent enhancement of AusPat which allows users to view documents that are Open for Public Inspection (OPI) within AusPat. It includes documents for applications that are from the year 2006 onward, i.e. prefixed by 2006 or greater.

What is the Email Notification Service?

The AusPat Email Notification Service provides IP Australia customers with an email service to notify you of recent documents that have been added to cases of interest nominated in your subscription. Find out more about the AusPat Email Notification Service.

How does the Email Notification Service work?

You can subscribe to cases of interest and receive email notifications of new documents that have been added to cases in AusPat. The Email Notification Service sends automatic updates of case interests you have subscribed to your nominated email address. The email will contain a link to the case where the new documents are in AusPat.

What Information will I receive?

When you first subscribe to the service using Self-Subscription, you will receive an email to activate your subscription. You will then receive emails with information on which patent cases have been updated and what documents have been updated to the case file. You will be able to view this information by clicking the link within the email to the case in AusPat.

How do I subscribe?

Self subscription may be accessed via the IP Australia Website, the AusPat website or at the bottom of each Application Details page once a search has been performed in AusPat. A link to the subscription screen through the Manage Subscription option in either of your Confirmation or Notification Emails is also available.

How do I view my subscription?

The details of your subscription can only be accessed through the email address that you have nominated the notifications to be sent to. To view the subscription you can click on the "Manage Subscription" link in the confirmation email you initially receive, or though the notification emails received thereafter.

How do I add application numbers to my list?

You can add application numbers by using the self-subscription link provided. Alternatively through Manage Subscription there is an option to Add Applications. Using this link you can self subscribe by entering your email address, application numbers you would like to receive updates on, and optionally a reference value.

What if I want to unsubscribe from the service?

You can remove selected cases from your subscription by using the "Manage Subscription" option in your confirmation or notification email. On this page there will be a list of cases contained in your current subscription. You can tick the boxes of those you would like to remove then select "submit". You will then receive an email that you will need to action in order to confirm the removal.

System Requirements

AusPat requires

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (or other modern browser)
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or later
  • Cookies enabled
  • A minimum screen size of 800 x 600.

To take advantage of all the features of AusPat you’ll also need to have JavaScript enabled.

What if I have an older browser?

If you have an older browser you may not see content on the screen formatted as you would expect.

What if I have Cookies disabled?

If you don’t have Cookies enabled you won’t be able to use AusPat.

What if I have JavaScript disabled?

If you don’t have JavaScript enabled you will still be able to use AusPat. However, you will experience some difficulties using the advanced functions such as:

  • rearrange columns in Search Results,
  • the Name selector in Advanced Search
  • refining a Structured Search won’t work

What if I have an earlier version of Adobe Acrobat?

If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat version 6.0 or later, you may not be able to view AusPat pdf documents.