Maintaining your patent is just as important as your initial registration. If you allow your patent to lapse, you will lose your exclusive monopoly rights and open up your invention to be legitimately used by a competitor.
A standard patent in Australia lasts for a maximum of 20 years if the renewal fees are paid. Renewal fees must be paid at regular intervals throughout the 20 year term or the patent will cease to be in force.
We can alert you to all renewal dates in ample time to ensure no deadline is missed. We have a sophisticated, purpose-built database which will carefully monitor the progress of your patent, from the application filing, through processing, to grant, providing you with reminders throughout.