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Entire Australian patent history now available online

Date: 24 May 2011
Author: FB Rice
The Australian Patent Office search database, AusPat, now holds every patent issued under Commonwealth legislation, dating back to 1904.
AusPat now holds data from:
  • over 7,300 books;
  • 620,000 microfiche films; and
  • more than 37 million documents.
The vast collection allows priceless information to be made available the public and enhances Australia's highly recognised comprehensive search tool.
AusPat can be accessed via

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