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New Zealand | Filing Requirements | Patents

The minimum filing requirements that need to be satisfied before an application is accepted as being validly filed and is given a national filing date and number is as follows.


  1. why was the invention developed?
  2. is the invention a product/device or a method/process?
  3. what prior art is the most similar to the invention? Please provide any references or pictures/drawings or any other information that you may have about the prior art.
  4. does the invention overcome specific problems with or in the prior art? If so what problem(s) does it overcome and what features in the invention provide that/those advantage(s)?
  5. does the invention provide other advantages over the prior art? If so, what feature(s) in the invention provide those other advantages?
  6. which features do you consider to be the potentially most commercially valuable important apsects of the invention?
  7. in a sentence describe the technical field the invention belongs to? For example ‘the invention relates to a new method of making plastic pipes’ or ‘the invention relates to a paint additive to help the paint dry quicker when applied to a surface’.
  8. is the invention fully developed or some further development needs to be completed? If so please specify what further developments need to be completed or are likely to be undertaken.
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King George Chambers Suite 415, 375 George St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

T +61 2 9299 7731 inquiry@spco com au

www.spco.com.au skype spcoip ABN 028 892 863

King George Chambers

Suite 415, 375 George St.

Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

T +61 2 92997731

inquiry@spco com au www.spco.com.au

skype spcoip ABN 028 892 863