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The Patents Regulations, 1908

Authoritative Version
SR 1909 No. 2 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 16 Jan 1909
Date of repeal 05 Aug 1909
Repealed by The Patents Regulations, 1909

STATUTORY RULES.

1909. No. 2.

 

PROVISIONAL REGULATIONS UNDER THE PATENTS ACT 1903 AND THE PATENTS ACT 1906.

I, THE Governor-General in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the Patents Act 1903 and the Patents Act 1906 should come into immediate operation, and make the Regulations to come into operation forthwith as Provisional Regulations.

Dated this 8th day of January, One thousand nine hundred and nine.

DUDLEY,

Governor-General,

By His Excellency’s Command,

FRANK G. TUDOR,

Minister of State for Trade and Customs.

 

SHORT TITLE

Short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as “The Patents Regulations, 1908.”

INTERPRETATION.

Interpretation.

2. In these Regulations—

“The Act” means the Patents Act 1903.

“Justice of the Peace” means a Justice of the Peace of the Commonwealth, or part of the Commonwealth, or of a State or part of a State.

“The Official Journal” means the Australian Official Journal of Patents.

“Foreign application” means an application by a person for the protection of his invention in the United Kingdom, or the Isle of Man, or in any British Possession or Foreign State to which all or any of the provisions of section 121 with or without variations or additions are for the time being applicable.

 

 

 

C.275.—Price 1s. 6d.


FEES.

Fees.

3.—(1.) The fees to be paid under the Act and these Regulations shall be those specified in the First Schedule, and shall be paid in cash at the Patent Office. All remittances sent by post shall be by money order, postal note, or bank draft, and shall be made payable to the Commissioner of Patents.

(2.) Where any fee is payable in respect of any act or document, the Commissioner may refuse to permit or perform the act, or to receive or issue the document, as the case requires, until the fee payable is paid.

(3.) The prescribed fee for preparation of the patent for sealing shall be paid within the time allowed for the sealing of the patent, and if such fee be not paid no patent shall be sealed.

FORMS.

Second Schedule

4. The forms contained in the Second Schedule may, as far as they are applicable, be used in any proceeding under the Act or these Regulations to which they are appropriate.

HOURS OF BUSINESS.

Hours of Business.

5. Except in the case of holidays observed under the Commonwealth Public Service Act 1902, the Patent Office shall be open to the public on week days (other than Saturdays) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

APPLICATIONS.

Manner of lodging applications.

6. Every application for a patent must be left at or sent to the Patent Office, and may be sent by prepaid letter through the post, and must in every case be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Manner of recording applications.

7.—(1.) Every application for a patent left at the Patent Office shall be numbered in the order of its receipt.

(2.) Every application for a patent sent by prepaid letter through the post shall, as far as practicable, be opened and numbered in the order in which the letter containing it was delivered at the Patent Office.

Address for service.

8. Every application for a patent shall be accompanied by a statement of an address for service to which all notices, requisitions, and communications of every kind may be sent by the Commissioner. The address for service shall be within the Commonwealth, and, if the Commissioner so requires, in or near to the city in which the Patent Office is situate.

Signature of applicant and witness.

9. Every application for a patent must be signed by all the applicants, each of whose signatures must be attested by a witness.

Application by body corporate.

10. An application for a patent by a body corporate shall be signed or executed in such a manner as to bind the corporation, and shall be signed by some person who shall be personally responsible for the truth of the statements therein contained.

Application for separate patent by way of amendment.

11.—(1.) Where the applicant for a patent includes in his specification more than one invention, he may, before acceptance of the application, or after refusal to accept the application on the ground that the specification includes more than one invention, amend his complete specification so as to include one invention only, and make application for a separate patent for each of the other inventions.

(2.) Every such new application shall, if the applicant notify his desire to that effect to the Commissioner, bear the date of the original application, and shall, together therewith, be proceeded with in the manner prescribed as if it had been originally made on that date.


Extension of time for leaving complete specifications.

12. Every application for an extension of time for lodging a complete specification shall be made in the Form C2 in the Second Schedule, and shall state in detail the circumstances in and grounds upon which the extension is applied for, and the Commissioner may require the applicant to substantiate his statements by such proof as the Commissioner thinks necessary.

Claims.

13. The statement of the invention claimed, with which a complete specification must end, shall be clear and succinct as well as separate and distinct from the body of the specification.

Time limit for acceptance of complete specification.

14. Every complete specification must be accepted within twelve months from the date of application, or within such extended period, not exceeding three months, as the Commissioner, on application and on payment of the prescribed fee, allows.

Notice that application is ready for acceptance.

15.—(1.) When a complete specification is ready for acceptance, the Commissioner shall notify the applicant accordingly, and require him to pay the acceptance fee.

(2.) Upon the payment of the acceptance fee the Commissioner shall advertise the acceptance in the Official Journal.

(3.) If the acceptance fee be not paid within the time limited for the acceptance of the specification, the application shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Inspection of specification.

16. After the advertisement of acceptance, the application and specification, with the drawings (if any), may be inspected at the Patent Office upon payment of the prescribed fee.

Refusal by Commissioner to accept.

17. When the Commissioner refuses to accept an application accompanied by either a provisional or a complete specification, he shall notify the refusal to the applicant, and such notification may be in the Form F in the Second Schedule.

Advertisement of other proceedings.

18. All advertisements, notices, or documents, which by the Act or by these Regulations are required to be published, shall be advertised in the Official Journal.

Extension of time for sealing.

19. Where the Commissioner has allowed an extension of time for the acceptance of a complete specification, he may allow an extension, for the same period, of the time for the sealing of the patent.

APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE ACT.

Application under sec. 7.

20. An application made under section 7 of the Act may be in the Form A8 or A9 in the Second Schedule.

Production of State patent.

21. The Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, direct that the State patent be produced for his inspection.

State specifications to accompany application.

22. The application must be signed by the applicant and attested by a witness, and, in addition to the specifications left therewith, be accompanied by a copy of the complete specification and drawings upon which the State patent was granted.

Amendment subsequent to grant of State patent.

23. The applicant must state whether any amendment has been made in any document subsequent to the grant of the patent in the State, and the reason for, and the nature of, the amendment.

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Amendments and objections to State patents.

24. If a patent for the invention has been refused in any State or States, the applicant, when lodging his application, must state in writing the ground of the refusal. If any objection has been raised to the acceptance of his application in any State or States, he shall, when lodging his application, state in writing the nature of the objections, and the grounds upon which they were overcome.

Renewal fee.

25. The time for payment of the prescribed renewal fee on an application under section 7 of the Act shall be reckoned as from the date of the application.

Further proceedings.

26. Save as aforesaid, all proceedings in connexion with an application under section 7 shall be taken within the times and in the manner prescribed for ordinary applications.

APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL PATENT.

Application for additional patent.

27. An application for an additional patent in respect of an improvement on an invention may be in the Form A7.

Application to be signed by applicant

28. The application shall be signed by the applicant in the presence of a witness.

Renewal fee.

29. The time for payment of the prescribed renewal fee on an additional patent shall be reckoned as from the date of the additional patent.

Further proceedings.

30. Save as aforesaid, all proceedings in connexion with an application for an additional patent shall be taken within the times and in the manner prescribed for ordinary applications.

APPLICATIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL AND INTERCOLONIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

Form and requirements of Application.

31. An application for a patent under International or Intercolonial arrangements may be in the Form A6 in the Second Schedule, and must be made within twelve months from the date of the first foreign application, and must be accompanied by a complete specification, and be signed by the person or persons by whom the first foreign applications was made. If that person, or any of those persons, be dead, the application must be signed by his or their legal representative, as well as by the other applicants, if any.

Foreign specification &c., to accompany application.

32.—(1.) In addition to the specification left with the application, a copy or copies of the specification or specifications and drawings, or documents corresponding thereto, filed or deposited by the applicant in the Patent Office of the Foreign State or British Possession in respect of the first foreign application, duly certified by the official chief or head of the Patent Office of the Foreign State or British Possession as aforesaid, or otherwise verified to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, must be left at the Patent Office at the same time as the application, or within such further time thereafter, not exceeding three months, as the Commissioner may allow. If any specification or other document is in a foreign language, a translation thereof shall be annexed thereto, and verified by declaration or otherwise to the satisfaction of the Commissioner.

(2.) An application for extension of time for leaving the copy or copies of the foreign specification or specifications, drawings or documents, may be made in the Form C4, and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Public inspection.

33. If the complete specification left with the application be not accepted within twelve months from the date of the first foreign application, it shall be open to public inspection at the expiration of that period.


Proceedings.

34. Save as aforesaid and as provided by Regulation 110, all proceedings in connexion with an application under International or Intercolonial arrangements shall be taken within the times and in the manner prescribed by the Act or these Regulations for ordinary applications.

SIZE, ETC., OF DOCUMENTS.

Size of documents.

35. Subject to any directions given by the Commissioner, all documents and copies of documents sent to or left at the Patent Office, or furnished to the Commissioner or to the Court or the Law Officer, shall be written or printed in the English language on tough white paper of good quality, not thinner than 300 sheets to the inch. The sheets shall be 13 inches by 8 inches, with a margin of not less than 2 inches at the left side, and one-half inch elsewhere.

Specifications.

35. The top half of the first sheet of specifications shall be left blank, and the writing or printing shall be on one side only. The contents shall be written or printed in carbonaceous or other permanent ink, not liable to be affected by bleaching agents. If written, the writing shall be large and legible, not more than ten letters per inch, and with not more than two line spaces per inch. If printed, the type shall not be less than pica, and there shall not be more than three line spaces per inch. The date and the signature shall be on the last sheet, which shall, in the case of the complete specification, also contain the conclusion of the claims, and, in the case of the provisional specification, the conclusion of the description of the nature of the invention.

Signatures.

37. The signatures to all documents must be written in full in a large and legible hand.

Copies of provisional specifications.

38.—(1.) A copy of every provisional specification shall be lodged at the Patent Office at the same time as the original.

Copies of complete specifications.

(2.) Six copies of every complete specification shall be lodged at the Patent Office at the same time as the original.

(3.) Copies of every provisional or complete specification shall be marked “True Copy,” and shall be signed by the applicant or his agent.

Copies of other documents.

39. Copies of all other documents required by the Commissioner shall be left as directed by him.

SIZES AND METHODS OF PREPARING DRAWINGS ACCOMPANYING PROVISIONAL OR COMPLETE SPECIFICATIONS.

Drawings.

40.—(1.) The provisional or complete specification need not be accompanied by drawings if the specification sufficiently describes the invention without them; but if drawings are furnished they should accompany the provisional or complete specification to which they refer, unless the applicant desires to adopt the drawings lodged with the provisional specification as the drawings for the complete specification, when they must be referred to as those “left with the provisional specification.”

(2.) The drawings must show every feature of the invention covered by the specification.

(3.) When the invention consists of an improvement upon an old machine, the drawing must exhibit the invention disconnected from the old structure, and also, in another view, the specific improvement and such parts of the old structure as necessarily co-operate with it. When the drawings illustrate an invention for which an additional patent is sought under section 85 of the Act, the improved or varied portions shall be drawn in full black lines, and so much of the original invention as may be necessary to show the connexion or action shall be repeated and shown in dotted outlines in proper relation to the improved part.


(4.) Drawings must be delivered at the Patent Office either flat or on rollers, so as to be free from creases, folds, or breaks.

Requirements as to paper, &c.

41. Drawings must be made on pure white tough drawing paper, not thinner than 100 sheets to the inch, of smooth surface and good quality, and without colour or Indian ink washes.

Size of drawings.

42. Drawings must be on sheets 13 inches at the sides by 8 inches at the top and bottom. The illustrations shall be inside a border rectangle 12 inches by 7 inches, leaving a margin half-an-inch wide. When an exceptionally large drawing is essential, it may be drawn in sections on several detached sheets. There is no limit to the number of sheets. The figures should be numbered consecutively throughout.

Quality of ink, &c.

43.—(1.) To insure their satisfactory reproduction on a reduced scale, all lines shall be in absolutely black Indian ink, and shall be uniform in thickness or gradation.

(2.) Section and shade lines shall not be closer than 30 per inch, and shading lines shall preferably be avoided.

(3.) Sections of plates and small pieces may be in solid black.

(4.) Reference letters and figures must be bold, distinct, not less than one-eighth of an inch in height, and should be placed in an upright position, and the same letters and figures must be used in different views of the same parts. Reference letter or figures shall in case of the larger parts be placed upon the parts, and in the case of smaller parts be placed to one side of the drawing and connected by a fine line to the parts to which they refer.

(5.) When the character of the drawings permits, such words as “plan,” “elevation,” and brief descriptive names of parts, such as “generator,” “dipping tank,” “high pressure cylinder,” may be added; but no connected description, phrase, or sentence, shall appear on the drawings.

Scale of drawings.

44.—(1.) The scale adopted shall be large enough to show clearly wherein the invention consists, and only so much of the apparatus, machine, &c., need be shown as effects this purpose.

(2.) When the scale is shown on the drawing, it should be denoted, not by words, but by a divided line. Related drawings, such as “plan” and “elevation,” shall be drawn to the same scale, and be arranged in proper relative positions, where practicable.

Drawings to be signed by applicant, &c.

45. Each sheet of the drawings shall be signed by the applicant or his agent, as near the lower right-hand corner inside the border line as is convenient.

Identifying marks.

46.—(1.) In the case of drawings left with a complete specification after a provisional specification, the number and date of the application shall be given in the lower left-hand corner, outside the border line.

(2.) In the case of all drawings, the total number of sheets, and the number of each sheet, shall be stated on each sheet in the top right-hand corner, outside the border line.

Professional designation.

47. No professional designation, or advertisements, or addresses, will be permitted upon the face of the drawings or anywhere upon the tracings.

Duplicates of drawings.

48.—(1.) A fac-simile of the original drawings prepared strictly in accordance with the regulations governing original drawings must be lodged with the original drawings.

Tracing.

(2.) A fac-simile prepared on tracing cloth must also be lodged.

Marking of original and copies.

49. The words “Original” or “True Copy,” as the case requires, must, in each case, be placed in the centre at the top of each sheet, outside the border line.


DECLARATIONS AND AFFIDAVITS.

Form, &c., of statutory declaration and affidavit.

50. The declarations and the affidavits required by these Regulations, or used in any proceeding thereunder, shall be headed in the matter or matters to which they relate, and shall be in the first person, and shall be divided into paragraphs consecutively numbered, and each paragraph shall, as nearly as possible, be confined to one subject. Every declaration or affidavit shall state the description and true place of abode of the person making it, and shall be written or printed bookwise, and shall bear the name and address of the person leaving it, and the name of the person on whose behalf it is left.

Declarations.

51.—(1) Declarations for the purposes of these Regulations may be taken or made before any of the following persons:—

(a) In Australia—A Notary Public, a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Affidavits, or any person authorized by any Act or State Act to administer oaths or take declarations;

(b) In British Dominions other than Australia—Any Judge, Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, or Commissioner for Oaths or Affidavits, or any person authorized by law to administer oaths or take declarations;

(c) In Foreign Countries—Any Judge of a Superior Court, British Consul or Consular Officer, or Notary Public.

(2.) The Commissioner may take notice of the signature to any declaration, and of the signature of the person before whom it purports to have been declared, without proof of those signatures or of the official character of the person before whom the declaration purports to have been made.

Form of declaration.

52. Unless any particular form of declaration is prescribed, any declaration for the purposes of these Regulations may be in accordance with the Form El in the Second Schedule. A statutory declaration in accordance with the law of the place in which the declaration is made may, however, be accepted as a declaration in lieu of a declaration in accordance with that Form.

Declaration in patent application not affected.

53. Nothing in these Regulations as regards declarations shall necessitate any further signature or attestation to the declaration contained in the form of application for a patent than that directed by section 33 of the Act.

EXERCISE OF DISCRETIONARY POWERS BY THE COMMISSIONER.

Exercise of discretionary power by Commissioner.

54. The Commissioner, before exercising any discretionary power given to him by the Act adversely to an applicant for a patent or for amendment of a specification, shall give him ten days’ notice at least of the time when he may be heard personally, or by his patent attorney, solicitor, or person authorized on his behalf, before the Commissioner.

Notice to applicant.

55. Within five days from the date when such notice would be delivered in the ordinary course of post, or such longer time as the Commissioner appoints in the notice, the applicant shall notify to the Commissioner whether he desires to be heard in the matter.

Notification of decision.

56. The Commissioner shall, after hearing the applicant (or without hearing him if he does not attend the Patent Office at the time fixed for the hearing, or notifies the Commissioner that he does not desire to be heard, or fails to notify him that he desires to be heard), notify his decision or determination, together with any reasons therefor, to the applicant and any other person known to the Commissioner to be affected thereby.


OPPOSITION TO GRANT OF PATENTS.

Notice of opposition.

57. A notice of opposition to the grant of a patent may be in the Form G in the Second Schedule, and shall state the grounds on which the person giving the notice (hereinafter called the opponent) intends to oppose the grant. Such notice must be signed by him or his patent attorney, solicitor, or agent, and must contain an address for service in the Commonwealth, and, if the Commissioner so requires, in or near to the city in which the Patent Office is situate, and shall be accompanied by a true copy.

Copy of notice for applicant.

58. Forthwith after the receipt of the notice of opposition the copy shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the applicant.

Security for costs.

59. The Commissioner may require any opponent who does not reside in Australia to give security for costs to his satisfaction within such time as he allows, and if the security is not so given the opposition shall be dismissed.

Particulars of prior patent.

60. Where the ground or one of the grounds of opposition is that the invention has been patented in the Commonwealth or in a State on an application of prior date, the number, date, and title of the prior patent shall be specified in the notice.

Opponent’s evidence in support of opposition.

61. Within fourteen days after the lodging of the notice of opposition, or within such further time, not exceeding one month, as the Commissioner allows, the opponent shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in support of his opposition, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the applicant.

Applicant’s evidence in answer.

62. Within fourteen days after the receipt from the Commissioner of such copies, or such further time as the Commissioner allows, the applicant shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in answer, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the opponent.

Opponent’s evidence in reply.

63. Within fourteen days after the receipt from the Commissioner of such copies, or such further time as the Commissioner allows, the opponent shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in reply, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the applicant. Such last-mentioned declarations shall be confined to matters strictly in reply.

Exercise of powers by Commissioner.

64. Any party desiring an extension of time under the provisions of any of the three preceding Regulations must make application therefor before the expiration of the time sought to be extended, and the powers of the Commissioner thereunder may only be exercised at or after a hearing for the purpose, or on proof of the consent of the parties engaged.

Further evidence.

65.—(1.) No further evidence shall be left on either side, except by leave of the Commissioner upon the written consent of the parties duly notified to him, or by special leave of the Commissioner on an application made to him for that purpose.

(2.) Either party making such application shall give three days’ notice thereof to the opposite party, who shall be entitled to oppose the application.


(3.) An application for the special leave of the Commissioner under this Regulation shall be accompanied by a declaration setting forth the grounds of the application and the nature of the evidence which it is desired to lodge, and by the prescribed fee.

(4.) A copy of the application and declaration shall be served on the opposite party by the party making the application.

Appointment of time for hearing.

66. On the completion of the evidence, or at such other time as he sees fit, the Commissioner shall appoint a time for the hearing of the case, and shall give the parties at least seven days’ notice of such appointment.

Notice that hearing will be attended.

67. If either party desires to be heard, he shall, prior to the day fixed for the hearing, leave at the Patent Office a notice in the Form I in the Second Schedule, together with the prescribed fee. Any party who has given the required notice shall be entitled to be heard, and any party who has not given that notice shall not be entitled to be heard.

Failure by opponent to lodge declarations.

68. If the opponent fails to leave, within the time allowed, declarations and copies thereof in support of his opposition, or declarations and copies thereof in reply to the declarations in answer lodged by the applicant, or, in the latter case, to state, within the time allowed, that he intends to rely upon the declarations already filed, the opposition shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Failure by applicant to lodge declarations.

69. If the applicant fails to leave, within the time allowed, declarations and copies thereof in answer to the opponent’s declarations in support of the opposition, or to state, within the time allowed, that he intends to rely upon the documents lodged with his application, the application shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Failure by opponent to appear at hearing.

70. If the opponent fails to appear at the time fixed for the hearing, the opposition shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Failure by applicant to appear at hearing.

71. If the applicant fails to appear at the time fixed for the hearing, the opposition shall be decided in his absence.

Disallowance of opposition in certain cases.

72. On the hearing of the case, no opposition shall be allowed in respect of any ground not stated in the notice of opposition, and where the ground or one of the grounds is that the invention has been patented in the Commonwealth or a State on an application of a prior date, the opposition shall not be allowed upon such ground, unless the number, title, and date of such prior application have been duly specified in the notice of opposition.

Notification of decision.

73. The decision of the Commissioner in the case shall be notified to the parties in writing.

Extension of time for sealing patent.

74.—(1.) Where the sealing is delayed by opposition and no appeal is instituted from the decision of the Commissioner, the patent may be sealed at any time within two months after the determination of the opposition.

(2.) Where an appeal is instituted, the patent may, in the absence of any order of the Court, be sealed at any time within two months from the date of the determination of the appeal.

ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR SEALING.

Enlargement of time for sealing patent.

75.—(1.) The Commissioner may, in accordance with this regulation, enlarge the time for sealing a patent for any period not exceeding three months beyond the period of sixteen months specified in section 67 of the Act.

(2.) An application for the enlargement may be lodged at the Patent Office, and must specify the grounds upon which it is made, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.


(3.) If on hearing the application the Commissioner is satisfied that the failure to seal the patent within the sixteen months was not due to any neglect or wilful default on the part of the applicant or his agent, he may enlarge the time for sealing for such period as is required, but not exceeding three months in any event.

(4.) If any extension applied for under this Regulation be not granted, the fee paid on application therefor may be refunded by the Commissioner.

Powers of Courts not affected.

76. Nothing in these Regulations shall affect the power of the High Court or the Supreme Court to allow such extension of time as it thinks proper for the sealing of any patent.

APPEAL TO THE LAW OFFICER.

Notice of appeal.

77. When any person intends to appeal to the law officer from a direction of the Commissioner under section 43 of the Act, or a decision of the Commissioner under the Patents Act 1906, he shall, within thirty days from the date of the direction or decision appealed against, leave at the Patent Office a notice of appeal (in duplicate), accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Statement of grounds of appeal.

78. Such notice shall state the grounds of appeal, and whether the appeal is from the whole of the direction or decision, or part only, and, if so, what part of the direction or decision, and shall be accompanied by a statement (in duplicate) of the appellant’s case.

Notice to law officer.

79. Upon notice of appeal being filed, the Commissioner shall forthwith transmit to the law officer all the matters relating to the application in respect of which the appeal is made.

Notice of hearing.

80. Seven clear days’ notice at least of the time and place appointed for the hearing of the appeal shall be given to the appellant and the Commissioner by the law officer.

Evidence.

81. The evidence used on appeal to the law officer shall be the same as that used at the hearing before the Commissioner, and no further evidence shall be given, save as to matters which have occurred or come to the knowledge of the appellant or the Commissioner after the date of the direction or decision appealed against.

Hearing.

82. At the time and place appointed, the law officer shall hear the appellant and the Commissioner, and may adjourn or postpone the hearing, and shall at the hearing, or at some adjournment or postponement thereof, decide whether, and subject to what conditions, if any, the application and specification shall be accepted, and shall notify his decision in writing to the appellant and the Commissioner.

APPEAL TO THE HIGH COURT OR TO THE SUPREME COURT.

Notice of appeal.

83.—(1.) When any person intends to appeal to the High Court or to the Supreme Court from a decision of the Commissioner, he shall, within thirty days from the date of the decision, or such further time as the Court, by special leave on application made within such thirty days, allows, leave at the Patent Office, and with the opposite party, if any, a notice in the Form Z in the Second Schedule, and file a copy of the notice in the Court.

(2.) Notice of intention to apply to the Court under this Regulation for special leave shall in each case be served on the Commissioner.

Transmission of documents.

84. The Commissioner shall forward to the proper officer of the Court all documents and evidence used on the hearing before him.

Procedure on appeal.

85. The procedure of the Court in relation to an appeal shall be as directed by Rules of Court, or as the Court or a Justice or Judge thereof in each case directs.


AMENDMENT OF DOCUMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH OFFICIAL REQUIREMENTS.

Application and specification.

86. The deletion of any matter in the application or specification shall be made by a fine-ruled red line. Insertions shall be made in red ink in the margin on the left-hand side, and their places in the body of the documents indicated by a letter or figure. If the amendments are, in the opinion of the Commissioner, of sufficient extent to warrant the lodging of fresh pages or the complete documents, the applicant shall, within a time to be fixed by the Commissioner, supply them. All amendments must be initialled and dated by the person authorized so to do.

Drawings.

87. The deletion of a figure or portion thereof shall be effected by the placing thereon of a red cross embracing the whole or the portion to be so deleted, and the word “cancelled” shall be written across the figure or the portion thereof, at the intersection of the cross lines, and near thereto shall be placed the initials of the applicant or the person authorized to act for him, together with the date.

Application to become abandoned if not amended.

88. If an applicant fails to amend the application or complete specification or the drawings within the time (not being less than one month) fixed by the Commissioner by the notice requiring the amendment, or within such further time as the Commissioner on application made within the time specified in the notice allows, then, save in the case of an appeal being lodged in the prescribed manner from the Commissioner’s direction or decision, the application shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

AMENDMENT OF SPECIFICATION BY REQUEST.

Request for leave to amend.

89.—(1.) The request for leave to amend a complete specification shall be prepared and signed in the manner prescribed by section 71 of the Act, and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(2.) It must also be accompanied by a certified copy of the original specification and drawings (if any), showing in red ink the proposed amendment; and, if the complete specification has been accepted, shall be advertised, by publication of the request and the nature of the proposed amendment, in the Official Journal.

(3.) When not made in pursuance of an order of a Court, or a Justice or Judge thereof, the request must, where a patent has been sealed, contain a statement that no action for infringement, or proceeding for revocation, of the patent, is pending.

(4.) Where a request for leave to amend is made in pursuance of an order of a Court, or a Justice or Judge thereof, an official copy of the order shall be left, with the request, at the Patent Office.

Notice of opposition.

90.—(1.) A notice of opposition to the amendment may be in the Form K in the Second Schedule, and shall state the ground or grounds on which the person giving the notice (hereinafter called the opponent) intends to oppose the amendment, and shall be signed by him or his patent attorney, solicitor, or agent, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee and by a true copy of the notice.

(2.) Such notice shall state an address for service in the Commonwealth, and if the Commissioner requires, in or near the city in which the Patent Office is situate, and shall be accompanied by a true copy.

Copy for applicant.

91. Forthwith after the receipt of such notice, the true copy shall be sent by the Commissioner to the applicant or patentee, as the case may be (hereinafter called the applicant).


Opponent’s evidence in support of opposition.

92. Within fourteen days after the expiration of one month from the date of the advertisement of the request for leave to amend, the opponent shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in support of his opposition, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the applicant.

Applicant’s evidence in answer.

93. Within fourteen days after the receipt from the Commissioner of such copies, or such further time as the Commissioner allows, the applicant shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in answer, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the opponent.

Opponent’s evidence in reply.

94. Within fourteen days after the receipt from the Commissioner of such copies, or such further time as the Commissioner allows, the opponent shall leave at the Patent Office declarations and copies thereof in reply, and forthwith after the receipt thereof the copies shall be transmitted by the Commissioner to the applicant. Such last-mentioned declarations shall be confined to matters strictly in reply.

Exercise of powers by Commissioner.

95. Any party desiring an extension of time under the provisions of either of the two preceding Regulations must make application therefor before the expiration of the time sought to be extended, and the powers of the Commissioner thereunder may only be exercised at or after a hearing; for the purpose, or on proof of the consent of the parties engaged.

Further evidence.

96.—(1.) No further evidence shall be left on either side, except by leave of the Commissioner upon the written consent of the parties duly notified to him, or by special leave of the Commissioner on an application made to him for that purpose.

(2.) Either party making such application shall give three days’ notice thereof to the opposite party, who shall be entitled to oppose the application.

(3.) An application for the special leave of the Commissioner under this Regulation shall be accompanied by a declaration setting forth the grounds of the application and the nature of the evidence which it is desired to lodge, and by the prescribed fee.

(4.) A copy of the application and declaration shall be served on the opposite party by the party making the application.

Appointment of time for hearing.

97. On the completion of the evidence, or at such other time as he sees fit, the Commissioner shall appoint a time for the hearing of the case, and shall give the parties at least seven days’ notice of such appointment.

Notice that hearing will be attended.

98.—(1.) If either party desires to be heard, he shall, prior to the day fixed for the hearing, leave at the Patent Office a notice in the Form I in the Second Schedule, together with the prescribed fee.

(2.) Any party who has given the required notice shall be entitled to be heard, and any party who has not given that notice shall not be entitled to be heard.

Failure by opponent to lodge declarations.

99. If the opponent fails to leave, within the time allowed, declarations and copies thereof in support of his opposition, or declarations and copies thereof in reply to the declarations in answer lodged by the applicant, or, in the latter case, to state, within the time allowed, that he intends to rely upon the declarations already filed, the opposition shall be deemed to have been abandoned.


Failure by applicant to lodge declarations.

100. If the applicant fails to leave, within the time allowed, declarations and copies thereof in answer to the opponent’s declarations in support of the opposition, or to state, within the time allowed, that he intends to rely upon the specification as proposed to be amended, the application for leave to amend the specification shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Failure by opponent to appear at hearing.

101. If the opponent fails to appear at the time fixed for the hearing, the opposition shall be deemed to have been abandoned.

Failure by applicant to appear at hearing.

102. If the applicant fails to appear at the time fixed tor the hearing, the opposition shall be decided in his absence.

Ground of opposition.

103. On the hearing of the case, no opposition shall be allowed on any ground other than the ground that the amendment, if allowed, would make the specification as amended claim an invention substantially larger than or substantially different from the invention claimed by the specification before amendment.

Fresh documents required on leave to amend being granted.

104. Where a request for leave to amend is granted, the applicant shall, if the Commissioner so requires, and within a time to be fixed by him, leave at the Patent Office such new documents, prepared in accordance with the Regulations, as the Commissioner thinks necessary, and in the event of non-compliance with such requirement the Commissioner may revoke the leave to amend.

Advertisement of the amendment.

105. Every amendment of a complete specification made under Division 4 of Part IV. of the Act shall be advertised by the Commissioner in the Official Journal.

APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 3 OF THE PATENTS ACT 1906.

Requisites of application.

106. An application under section 3 of the Patents Act 1906 must be in writing, and must set out the facts relied on in support of the application, and must state clearly all the relief asked for, and must be accompanied by a declaration verifying the facts set out in the application.

Notice of opposition.

107.—(1.) Opposition against the granting of the application must be in writing, and must set out clearly the grounds on which the opponent relies to support his opposition, and must be lodged at the Patent Office within one month after the notification of the application in the Official Journal, and must be accompanied by a declaration verifying the facts stated therein.

Grounds of opposition.

(2.) The grounds of opposition shall be confined to the following:—

(a) That it was not owing to any error or omission on the part of an officer of the Patent Office that the application for a patent or proceeding in relation thereto lapsed, or the act or step in relation thereto was not done or taken; or

(b) that the invention referred to in the application for a patent has already been patented in Australia; or

(c) that another application for a patent for the same invention has been lodged in the Patent Office, and will be unfairly prejudiced If the application (the subject of the opposition) is granted.

Service of notice of opposition.

(3.) The opponent shall, on the same day as he lodges the notice of opposition at the Patent Office, or so soon thereafter as is practicable, serve on the applicant a copy of the notice of opposition, and of the declaration filed in support thereof.


Evidence in answer to opposition.

108. The applicant may, within thirty days after the lodgment of the notice of opposition, lodge at the Patent Office a declaration in answer and serve on the opponent a copy thereof.

Appointment of time for hearing.

109.—(1.) After the expiration of thirty days from the lodgment of the notice of opposition, and declaration in support, the Commissioner shall fix a day for the hearing of the application and opposition, and shall giev notice thereof to the parties.

Notice that hearing will be attended.

(2.) If either party desires to be heard he shall, prior to the day fixed for the hearing, leave at the Patent Office a notice in the Form I in the Second Schedule, together with the prescribed fee.

Decision on matter.

110. On the day so fixed or at any adjournment thereof, the Commissioner shall hear such of the parties as are present, and shall decide the matter.

REGISTER OF PATENTS.

Entry of grant.

111. Upon the sealing of every patent, or additional patent, the Commissioner shall cause to be entered in the Register of Patents the name, address, and description of the patentee as the grantee thereof, and the title of the invention.

Additional patents.

112. There shall also be entered in the Register, in the case of an additional patent, the number and date of the original patent, and the title of the original invention.

Entry in register of patents granted on applications under International or Intercolonial arrangements.

113. The patent granted on any application made under International or Intercolonial arrangements shall be entered in the register as dated of the date on which the first foreign application was made, and the payment of renewal fees, and the expiration of the patent, shall be reckoned as from the date of the first foreign application. The date of the application in Australia shall also be entered in the register.

Request for entry of subsequent proprietorship.

114. Where a person becomes entitled to a patent, or to any share or interest therein, or licence thereunder, by assignment, transmission, or other operation of law, either throughout the Commonwealth, or a State or States, or for any place or places therein, a request for the entry of his name in the Register, as such complete or partial proprietor or licensee of the patent, or of such share or interest therein, as the case may be, shall be addressed to the Commissioner, and left at the Patent Office.

Form and signature of request.

115. Such request may be in the Form Q or in the Form R, in the Second Schedule, as the case requires, and shall be made and signed the person requiring to be registered as proprietor or licensee, or by his agent.

Contents of request.

116. Every such request shall state the name, address, and description of the person claiming to be entitled to the patent, or to any share or interest therein or licence thereunder, and the particulars of the assignment, transmission, or other operation of law, by virtue of which he claims to be entered in the Register as proprietor or licensee, so as to show the manner in which, and the person or persons to whom, the patent, or licence thereunder, or the share or interest therein, has been assigned or transmitted.

Transfer of deed.

117. Every assignment of a patent, or of any share or interest therein, or of any licence thereunder, shall be by deed, and shall be under the hand and seal of the transferror and transferee, and be attested; provided that any assignment of a patent may be indorsed on the back of the patent in the Form T in the Second Schedule, under the hand and seal of the proprietor of the patent and the transferee.


Production of documents of title and other proof.

118.—(1.) Every assignment and every other deed and document containing, giving effect to, or being evidence of, the transmission of a patent, or affecting the proprietorship thereof, including every patent indorsed as provided by section 21 of the Act, but excepting such documents as are matters of record, shall, before any entry is made pursuant to a request, unless the Commissioner in his discretion otherwise directs, be produced to him, together with the request, and such other proof of title as he requires for his satisfaction.

(2) As to a document which is a matter of record, an official or certified copy thereof shall be produced to the Commissioner.

Copies for Patent Office.

119. An attested copy of every deed and document affecting the proprietorship of any patent, or of any share or interest therein, or licence thereunder, shall be left with the request.

Entry of Orders of the Court.

120. When an order has been made by the High Court, or the Supreme Court, or a Justice or Judge thereof, for the extension of a patent or part of a patent for a further term, or for the grant of a new patent, or for the revocation of a patent, or for the rectification of the Register, or otherwise affecting the validity or proprietorship of a patent, the person in whose favour such order has been made shall forthwith leave at the Patent Office an office copy of the order. The Register shall thereupon be rectified, or the purport of the order shall be entered in the Register, as the case requires.

Entry of date of payment of renewal fees.

121. Upon the issue of a certificate of payment of any renewal fee, the Commissioner shall cause to be entered in the Register a record of the amount and date of payment of the fee.

Entry of failure to pay fees.

122. If a patentee fails to make any prescribed payment within the prescribed time, a notification of the fact shall be entered in the Register.

Entry of licences and other documents.

123. A copy of every licence granted under a patent, or of any other document purporting to affect the proprietorship of a patent, shall be left at the Patent Office, with a request in the Form R in the Second Schedule that a notification thereof may be entered in the Register. The accuracy of such copy shall be certified in such manner as the Commissioner directs, and the original document shall, at the same time, be produced and left at the Patent Office, if required, for further verification.

Request by interested person to be informed of dealings.

124. Any person interested in a particular patent may leave at the Patent Office a request to be informed of any application to register an assignment or other similar document in connexion with the patent.

Particulars of request.

125. The request must state the number of the patent and the name of the patentee, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Evidence of interest to be produced.

126. The person making the request shall produce evidence of his interest in the patent, and if the Commissioner considers that the interest of the person is not sufficient to warrant the grant of the request, he may refuse to entertain it.

Stay of proceedings.

127. If the request is granted, the Commissioner shall, upon receipt of any subsequent application for the registration of an assignment or other similar document, furnish to the person leaving the request a notice of the lodgment of the application, and suspend registration for fourteen days from the date of the notice.

Duration of request.

128. Every such request shall remain in force for a period of six months from the date of lodgment.


Hours of inspection of Register.

129. The Register of Patents shall be open to the inspection of the public during office hours on every day during which the Patent Office is open, except on the days and at the times following:—

(a) Days which are from time to time notified by a placard posted in a conspicuous place at the Patent Office.

(b) Times when the Register is required for any purpose of official use.

Certified copies of documents.

130. Certified copies of any entry in the Register, or certified copies of, or extracts from, patents, specifications, disclaimers, affidavits, declarations, and other public documents in the Patent Office, or of or from Registers and other books kept there, may be furnished by the Commissioner, on payment of the prescribed fee.

PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE FOR CONTINUANCE OF PATENT

Payment of fees.

131. If a patentee intends to keep his patent in force after the expiration of the seventh year from the date thereof, he shall, before the expiration of that year, pay the renewal fee.

Enlargement of time for payment of fees.

132. An application for enlargement of the time for making the prescribed payment may be in the Form P in the Second Schedule, and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee for such enlargement. The application shall state in detail the circumstances in which the patentee by accident, mistake, or inadvertence, failed to make such payment, and the Commissioner may require the patentee to substantiate, by such proof as he thinks necessary, the statements contained in the application for enlargement.

Certificate of payment.

133. The Commissioner shall give to the patentee paying the renewal fee a certificate that it has been paid.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S FIAT AUTHORIZING PRESENTATION OF PETITION FOR REVOCATION OF A PATENT.

Procedure to obtain Attorney-General’s fiat.

134.—(1.) Any person who desires to obtain the authority of the Attorney-General to present a petition to the High Court or the Supreme Court for the revocation of a patent under section 86 of the Act may lodge with the Secretary to the Attorney-General’s Department—

(a) A memorial to the Attorney-General asking for his authority and stating all the circumstances;

(b) A declaration verifying the statements in the memorial and stating that there are no pending proceedings in the Commonwealth wherein the issues proposed to be raised in the petition or particulars of objection could be determined;

(c) Two copies of the proposed petition and of the particulars proposed to be delivered with it, and copies of specifications and documents referred to in the memorial petition or particulars;

(d) A certificate of a barrister that the petition is proper to be authorized by the Attorney-General; and

(e) A certificate of a solicitor that the proposed petitioner is a proper person to be a petitioner, and that he is competent to answer the costs of all proceedings in connexion with the petition if unsuccessful.

(2.) The Attorney-General will hear the memorial, either ex parte or after such notice to the patentee as he directs, and will decide whether he will grant or refuse his fiat.

(3.) If the Attorney-General’s fiat is granted, one of the copies of the petition, with the fiat thereon, will be returned to the petitioner.


COMPULSORY LICENCES AND REVOCATION OF PATENTS.

Petition for compulsory licence or revocation of patent.

135. A petition to the Commissioner for an order under section 87 of the Act may be in Form L in the Second Schedule, and shall clearly show the nature of the petitioner’s interest, and the grounds upon which he claims to be entitled to relief; and shall state in detail the circumstances of the case, the terms upon which he asks that an order be made, and the purport of the order asked for, and the name and address of the patentee, and of every other person against whom the order is sought.

To be left with evidence at the Patent Office.

136. The petition, and an examined copy thereof, shall be left at the Patent Office, accompanied by affidavits or declarations in proof of the statements contained in the petition, together with any other documentary evidence in support; and the petitioner shall deliver copies of the petition and documents accompanying it to each respondent.

Evidence of patentee or other person against whom default is alleged.

137. The persons to whom such copies are delivered by the petitioner may, within fourteen days after being invited to do so by the Commissioner, leave at the Patent Office affidavits or declarations in answer to the petition, and, if they do so, shall on the same day or as soon thereafter as practicable deliver copies thereof to the petitioner.

Petitioner’s evidence in reply.

138. The petitioner may, within fourteen days after the leaving of the respondent’s affidavits or declarations, leave at the Patent Office his affidavits or declarations in reply, and deliver copies thereof to the respondents. Such last-mentioned affidavits or declarations shall be confined to matters strictly in reply.

Closing of evidence.

139. No further evidence shall be left on either side, except by leave of the Commissioner upon the written consent of the parties duly notified to him, or by special leave of the Commissioner, on application made to him for that purpose. Either party making such application shall give three days’ notice thereof to the opposite party, who shall be entitled to oppose the application. Applications for leave to lodge further evidence shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Further proceedings.

140. The Commissioner shall, if the petition is not abandoned, hear the parties and deal with the petition as directed by section 87 (2) of the Act.

GENERAL.

Manner of sending notices, &c.

141. Any application, statement, notice, or other document, authorized or required to be left, made, or given at the Patent Office, or to the Commissioner, or to any other person, under these Regulations, may be sent by a prepaid letter through the post, and, if so sent, shall be deemed to have been left, made, or given, at the time when the letter containing it would be delivered in the ordinary course of post.

Amendment of documents.

142. Any document, for the amending of which no special provision is made by the Act, may be amended, and any irregularity in procedure, which in the opinion of the Commissioner may be obviated without detriment to the interests of any person, may be corrected, if, and on such terms as, the Commissioner thinks fit. An application to amend shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Enlargement of time for leaving or accepting complete specification.

143. An application for enlargement of the time for leaving or accepting a complete specification shall state in detail the circumstances and grounds in and upon which the enlargement is applied for; and the Commissioner may require the applicant to substantiate such statements by such proof as the Commissioner thinks necessary.


Commissioner may enlarge time.

144. The time prescribed by these Regulations for doing any act, or taking any proceeding thereunder, may be enlarged by the Commissioner if he thinks fit, and upon such notice to parties and proceedings thereon, and upon such terms, as he directs.

Notice to Commissioner of application for rectification of Register.

145. Four clear days’ notice of every application to the Supreme Court for rectification of the Register of Patents shall be given to the Commissioner.

Dispensing with evidence, &c.

146. Where under these Regulations any person is required to do any act or thing, or to sign any document, or to make any declaration, or produce to or leave with the Commissioner, or at the Patent Office, any document or evidence, and it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that from any reasonable cause that person is unable to comply with the requirement, the Commissioner may, upon the production of such other evidence, and subject to such terms as he thinks fit, dispense with the requirement.

Agency.

147. All documents, with the exception of the documents required by the Act or Regulations to be signed by the applicant, may be signed by, and all attendances upon the Commissioner may be made by or through, a patent attorney, solicitor, or other person duly authorized to the satisfaction of the Commissioner and resident in the Commonwealth, and, if the Commissioner so requires, in or near to the city in which the Patent Office is situate.

Commissioner’s discretion as to agents.

148. The Commissioner shall not be bound to recognise as an agent any person whose name has been removed from the Register of Patent Attorneys kept under the provisions of the Act and has not been restored. The Commissioner may in his discretion refuse to recognise any patent attorney or solicitor whose conduct, in the Commissioner’s opinion, is calculated to prejudice the applicant’s interest, and may call on the applicant to appoint some other patent attorney or solicitor, or to communicate directly with the Commissioner. In any particular case the Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, require the personal signature or presence of an applicant, opponent, or other person.

Address for service and appointment of agent.

149. Any notice of address for service or appointment of agent left at or sent to the Patent Office shall be binding on the person giving the notice until notice of revocation or of the appointment of some other address for service or of some other agent has been furnished by him to the Commissioner.

REGISTRATION OF PATENT ATTORNEYS.

Register of patent attorneys.

150. A Register shall be kept by the Commissioner for the registration of patent attorneys.

Duties, &c., of patent attorneys.

151. Patent attorneys shall be entitled to prepare all documents and deeds and transact all business and proceedings for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, and the State Patents Acts, and communications between patent attorneys and their clients shall be privileged to the same extent as communications between solicitor and client.

Contents of Register.

152. The Register shall contain the names of all the patent attorneys who are registered under the Act and these Regulations, and shall be made out alphabetically according to the surnames of the registered persons, and shall contain the full name of each registered person, together with his designation, address, and the date of his registration.


Printed copies to be published.

153. The Commissioner shall publish in the Official Journal of the Patent Office in the month of January in each year a list of all patent attorneys whose names are on the Register. The list so published shall be admissible as evidence.

Registration of attorneys.

154.—(1.) Any person entitled to be registered as a patent attorney may lodge at the Patent Office a declaration in the Form AA or BB in the Second Schedule, as the case requires, and such further or other proof of the allegations as the Commissioner requires.

(2.) Upon receipt of such declaration, or of such further or other proof to his satisfaction, and upon payment of the prescribed fee of £5, the Commissioner shall register such person as a patent attorney, and shall issue to him a certificate under the hand of the Commissioner and the seal of the Patent Office in the Form GG in the Second Schedule.

Correction of Register.

155.—(1.) The Commissioner shall insert in the Register any alteration which is notified to him in writing, or which comes to his knowledge, in the address of any patent attorney, and shall remove from the Register the name of any person whom he knows to be dead, or to have permanently left the Commonwealth, and may correct any entry in the Register which is proved to his satisfaction to have been incorrectly made.

(2.) For the purposes of this Regulation a person shall be deemed to have permanently left the Commonwealth if he is resident and engages in practice in any place outside the limits of the Commonwealth.

Removal of name by consent.

156. The Commissioner may at the request of any patent attorney remove his name from the Register and thereupon he shall cease to be a patent attorney. The Commissioner may, at the request of any person whose name has been removed from the Register under this Regulation, restore his name to the Register on payment of such fee and subject to such conditions as the Commissioner thinks fit.

Annual fee.

157. Every patent attorney shall pay the prescribed annual fee payable by a patent attorney, which shall become due in advance on the 1st day of July in each year, but when a patent attorney is registered in any year after that date the first annual fee shall become due on the date of registration, but shall be for the portion of the year expiring on the 30th day of June then next and the amount shall be proportionately reduced.

Removal of name for non-payment of fee.

158. If any patent attorney fails to pay the annual fee specified in the First Schedule within one month from the day on which it becomes payable, the Commissioner shall send, by post or otherwise, to his registered address a notice requiring him to pay the fee on or before a day to be named in the notice, and if he fails to comply with the notice the Commissioner may remove his name from the Register. Provided that the name so removed may, on payment of the annual fee due, together with the prescribed fee for restoration of the name, be restored by the Commissioner on such grounds and subject to such conditions as the Commissioner thinks fit.

Removal of names of persons convicted of crime, and persons guilty of disgraceful conduct.

159.—(1.) The Commissioner may remove from the Register the name of a person who has been proved to his satisfaction—

(a) to have been convicted of a crime involving fraud or dishonesty, or of a disgraceful crime; or

(b) to have been guilty of disgraceful professional conduct in his practice as a patent attorney; or

(c) to have procured the entry of his name in the Register by fraud.


(2.) No person whose name has been erased from the Register under this Regulation shall have his name restored to the Register except by order of the Minister, and subject to such conditions as he sees fit to impose.

Notice of removal of name.

160. Notice of the removal of his name from the Register shall forthwith after the removal be given to the person whose name has been so removed.

Appeal to Minister

161. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Commissioner as to the removal of his name from the Register may within thirty days after the receipt of the notice of removal appeal to the Minister, whose decision shall be final.

EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR REGISTRATION AS PATENT ATTORNEYS.

Board of Examiners.

162. There shall be a Board of Examiners, consisting of the Commissioner and two or more competent persons appointed by the Minister, to be members of the Board.

Chairman of Board of Examiners.

163.—(1.) The Commissioner shall be chairman of the Board; but, in the absence of the chairman from any meeting of the Board, the other members of the Board may appoint one of their number to be chairman for that meeting.

(2.) In the case of an equality of votes, the chairman for the time being shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.

Quorum.

164. Four members shall form a quorum of the Board for the transaction of business.

Secretary.

165.—(1.) The Board may appoint some officer of the Patent Office to be secretary to the Board.

Duties of Secretary.

(2.) The secretary shall keep a minute book and record therein all business transacted by the Board at its meetings, and such minutes shall be confirmed at the subsequent meeting, and shall be signed by the member for the time being in the chair.

Examination by Board.

166. The Board shall, if necessary, hold in every year an examination of candidates in the months of February and August.

Notice by candidates.

167. Every person who intends to present himself for examination shall, at least thirty days before the date appointed for holding the examination, lodge with the secretary a notice in Form CC, a declaration in Form DD, and a certificate in Form EE, in the Second Schedule, and pay the examination fee.

Setting and examination of papers.

168. Papers relating to the various subjects of examination shall be set, and the answers examined, by such members of the Board as are from, time to time appointed by the Board for the purpose.

Secretary to summon candidates.

169. The secretary shall summon the candidates to be present at the time and place fixed by the Board for the examination, and the candidates shall, in the presence of a member of the Board, or a supervisor appointed by the Board, give answers to the papers set for examination.

Time limit for each paper.

170. The candidate shall be allowed three hours to answer the questions on the paper relating to each subject.

Subjects for examination.

171. The examination shall be on Patent and Trade Marks Law and Practice and the duties of a Patent Attorney, including—

(1) Patent and trade marks law of the Commonwealth, and the practice of the Patent Office.


(2) The preparation of a provisional and complete specification to be attached to an application for any kind of invention named by the Board.

(3) Patent and trade marks case law.

(4) The patent and trade marks law and practice of England and other countries.

(5) Any other subjects which the Board may from time to time specify, but six months’ notice shall be given by the Board before making any alterations in or additions to the subjects for examination.

Books of reference.

172. The Board may from time to time specify the books of reference to be studied by candidates for examination, but six months’ notice shall be given before any alteration in the books so specified is made.

Examination papers.

173. The examination shall be by papers prepared on each subject on each of which shall not be more than ten questions, and a member of the Board, or a supervisor appointed by the Board, shall be present during the whole time of the examination.

Certificate of Board.

174. If the Board is satisfied as to the proficiency and fitness of a candidate at an examination, it shall, after making such inquiries as it deems necessary and proper as to his moral fitness for admission to practise as a Patent Attorney, issue to him a certificate in the Form FF in the Second Schedule:

Provided that if, in consequence of such inquiries, the Board is of opinion that he is unfit to be admitted to practise as a Patent Attorney, it may, in its discretion, refuse to grant him a certificate.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Repeal of previous regulations.

175. All Regulations heretofore made under the Act are hereby repealed as from the date of the coming into operation of these Regulations, save as to anything lawfully done, or any right, privilege, obligation, or liability acquired, accrued, or incurred thereunder.

Recovery of costs.

176.—(1.) Any sum awarded for costs by the Commissioner or the Law Officer may, in default of payment, be recovered in any Civil Court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due by the person against whom the order is made to the person in whose favour the order is made.

(2.) This regulation shall apply to costs awarded by orders made either before or after the commencement of these regulations.


FIRST SCHEDULE.

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FEES.

Fees set out in the Second Schedule to the Act.

 

£

s.

d.

On filing application for patent.............................................................................

1

0

0

On acceptance of complete specification.............................................................

2

0

0

For preparation of patent for sealing.....................................................................

5

0

0

On the expiration of the seventh year of the period of the patent.........................

5

0

0

On filing notice of opposition...............................................................................

2

0

0

Fees payable on and in connexion with Letters Patent in Addition to those set out in the Second Schedule to the act.

1. On filing application for an additional patent with provisional specification.

0

10

0

2. On filing complete specification after provisional specification for an additional patent.....................................................................................................

1

0

0

3. On filing application for additional patent accompanied by a complete specification..............................................................................................................

1

10

0

4. For preparation of additional patent for sealing.............................................

2

10

0

5. Renewal fee for additional patent..................................................................

2

10

0

6. On application for enlargement of time for lodging complete specification...

1

0

0

6a. On application for extension of time under Regulation 32—

 

 

 

Not exceeding one month.................................................

2

0

0

two months...........................................

4

0

0

three „...................................................

6

0

0

7. On application for enlargement of time for acceptance of complete specification—

 

 

 

Not exceeding one month.................................................

1

0

0

two months...........................................

2

0

0

three „...................................................

3

0

0

8. On appeal from Commissioner to Law Officer..............................................

3

0

0

9. On application to lodge further evidence in Opposition Cases. By person making application.............................................................................................

2

0

0

10. On hearing by Commissioner of application to lodge further evidence in Opposition Cases. By applicant and by opponent respectively..............

1

0

0

11. On hearing by Commissioner in opposition cases. By applicant and by opponent respectively...........................................................................................

1

0

0

12. On application to amend specification. Before sealing................................

2

0

0

13. On application to amend specification after lodgment of notice of opposition     

3

0

0

14. On application to amend specification. After sealing...................................

3

0

0

15. On lodging notice of opposition to application to amend.............................

2

0

0

16. On hearing by Commissioner of application to amend. By applicant and by opponent respectively............................................................................

1

0

0

17. On application to amend specification during action for infringement or proceeding for revocation........................................................................................

3

0

0

18. On request to amend any document under Regulation 138..........................

2

0

0

19. On application for enlargement of time for sealing a patent delayed through error or accident—

 

 

 

Not exceeding one month

5

0

0

two months...........................................

10

0

0

three „...................................................

15

0

0


First Schedulecontinued.

20. On enlargement of time for payment of renewal fees—

£

s.

d.

Not exceeding three months

2

0

0

four

...............................................

2

13

4

five

...............................................

3

6

8

six

...............................................

4

0

0

seven

...............................................

4

13

4

eight

...............................................

5

6

8

nine

...............................................

6

0

0

ten

...............................................

6

13

4

eleven

...............................................

7

6

8

twelve

...............................................

8

0

0

21. For duplicate of Letters Patent............................................................... each

2

0

0

22. On making request under Regulation 124 to be informed of any dealings in connexion with a patent.........................................................................

1

0

0

23. On application for a compulsory licence. By person applying.....................

5

0

0

24. On opposition to grant of compulsory licence. By opponent.......................

3

0

0

25. On application to lodge further evidence under Regulation 139. By person making application.............................................................................................

2

0

0

26. On hearing by Commissioner of application to lodge further evidence under Regulation 139. By applicant and by opponent respectively.................

1

0

0

27. On application to Court for extension of Patent...........................................

10

0

0

28. On entering caveat.......................................................................................

5

0

0

29. On application for entry of an Assignment, Transmission, Agreement, Licence, or Extension of Patent................................................................................

1

0

0

30. On application to alter name or address in Register.....................................

0

10

0

31. On application to correct clerical error in Register.......................................

0

10

0

32. On application to correct clerical error, before sealing.................................

0

5

0

33. On application to correct clerical error, after sealing....................................

0

10

0

34. Office copies of documents, for every 100 words, but never less than one shilling..............................................................................................................

0

0

6

35. For examination of copies not made in the office, for every 100 words, but never less than one shilling..............................................................................

0

0

3

36. For office copies of drawings, sun prints ......................................... per sheet

0

1

0

36A. For office copies of drawings (according to agreement).

 

 

 

37. For examination of drawings or sun prints, not made in the office, but never less than one shilling .................................................................. per sheet

0

0

6

38. For certifying office copies, MSS. or printed ................................... each

0

5

0

39. For certificate of Commissioner under section 28 of the Act.......................

0

10

0

40. Search or inspection fee.............................................................................. each

0

1

0

41. Annual search fee........................................................................................

5

0

0

42. Examination entry fee by candidate for Patent Attorney’s examination......

2

0

0

43. Fee for registration as a Patent Attorney......................................................

5

0

0

44. Annual fee payable by a Patent Attorney....................................................

2

0

0

45. Additional fee for restoration of Patent Attorney’s name to Register...........

0

10

0

 


THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

——

INDEX TO PATENT FORMS.

 

Page

A. Application for a patent—By an actual inventor or two or more actual inventors or his or their assignee, agent, attorney, or nominee......................................................

26

A 1.

By the actual inventor jointly with, the assignee of a part interest in the invention.................................................................................

27

A 2.

By the nominee of the actual inventor jointly with the assignee of a part interest in the invention...........................................................

28

A 3.

By the legal representative or assignee of a deceased actual inventor or inventors.................................................................................

29

A 4.

For an invention communicated from abroad..............................

30

A 5.

On behalf of a company as assignee of the actual inventor.........

31

A 6

Under International or Intercolonial arrangements.......................

32

A 7. Application for an additional patent—By a patentee or patentees....................................

33

A 8. Application for a patent under section 7 of the Act—By the patentee of an invention patented in one State............................................................................................................................................

34

A 9. Application for a patent under section 7 of the Act—By the patentee of an invention patented in more than one State..............................................................................................................................

35

A 10. Application for a patent after revocation of a patent obtained in fraud..........................

36

B. Provisional specification......................................................................................................

37

B 1. True copy of provisional specification.............................................................................

38

C. Complete specification........................................................................................................

39

C 1. True copy of Complete specification................................................................................

40

C 2. Application for extension of time for leaving a complete specification............................

41

C 3. Application for extension of time for acceptance of a complete specification.................

42

C 4. Application for extension of time for leaving copy or copies of the foreign specification or specifications, drawings, or documents, under Regulation 32................................................................

43

D. Statement of address for service—Where application is made without an agent..................

44

E. Appointment of agent and of address for service................................................................

45

E l. Form of declaration...........................................................................................................

46

E. Notice by Commissioner of his refusal to accept.................................................................

47

G. Opposition to grant of patent...............................................................................................

48

H. Application for hearing by the Commissioner in cases of refusal to accept, applications for amendment, &c.............................................................................................................................................

49

I. Notice that hearing before the Commissioner will be attended..............................................

50

J. Application to amend specification or drawings...................................................................

51

K. Opposition to amendment of specification or drawings.......................................................

52

L. Petition for grant of compulsory licence or revocation of patent.........................................

53

M. Opposition to petition for grant of compulsory licence or revocation of patent..................

54

N. Application for certificate that the renewal fee has been paid.............................................

55

O. Certificate of renewal..........................................................................................................

56

P. Application for enlargement of time for payment of renewal fee........................................

57

Q. Request to enter name upon the Register of Patents............................................................

58

R. Request to enter notification of licence or other document in the Register of Patents..........

59

S. Application for duplicate of patent......................................................................................

60

T. Indorsement of assignment upon Letters Patent under section 21........................................

61

U. Request for correction of clerical error................................................................................

62

V. Request for certificate of Commissioner.............................................................................

63

W. Request for alteration of an address in Register..................................................................

64

X. Application for entry of order of the High Court or the Supreme Court in the Register.......

65

Y. Notice of appeal to law officer............................................................................................

66

Z. Notice of appeal to the High Court or to the Supreme Court................................................

67

AA. Declaration to be made by a person applying for registration as a Patent Attorney...........

68


Second Schedulecontinued.

 

Page

BB. Declaration to be made by a person formerly employed as an officer in the Patent Office of a State applying for registration as a Patent Attorney.................................................................

69

CC. Notice by a candidate for the Patent Attorney’s examination............................................

69

DD. Declaration by candidate for Patent Attorney’s examination............................................

70

EE. Certificate to be lodged by candidate for Patent Attorney’s examination...........................

71

FF. Board of Examiners’ Certificate that candidate has passed Patent Attorney’s examination

72

GG. Certificate of Registration of a Patent Attorney................................................................

72

 


THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

——

Form A.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or

A copy of Form C and six copies of

of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1                                                              The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT.

(By an Actual Inventor or two or more Actual Inventors, or his or their Assignee, Agent, Attorney, or Nominee.)

I,/We, (1)

of, (2)

(3)

hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me/us for an invention entitled (4)

and I/we do hereby declare that I am/we are (5) *

the actual inventor of the said invention, and I/we verily believe that I am/we are entitled to such Patent under the provisions of the Patents Act 1903. And I/we further declare that I am/we are in possession of the said invention, and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any person or persons to the best of my/our knowledge and belief.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                    day of                                A. D. 19     .

 

Signature of Witness—(6)                                Signature of Applicant—(6)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert (in full) Address or Addresses.

(3) Here insert Occupation or Occupations.

(4) Here insert Title of Invention.

(5) The Actual Inventor or Inventors; or the Assignee, Agent, Attorney, or Nominee of the Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(6) Name or Names in full.

 

 

* Where the applicant is not the actual inventor, insert particulars set forth in section 32 of the Act. In every instance the name of the actual inventor must be disclosed.

 


Form A1.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or

A copy of Form C and 6 copies of

Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

——

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                   The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT.

(By the Actual Inventor jointly with the Assignee of a part interest in the Invention.]

 

We, (1)

hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to us for an invention entitled (2)

and I/we hereby declare that I/we (3)                                       am/are the actual inventor

thereof, and I/we hereby declare that I/we (4)

am/are the Assignee of a part interest in the said invention

And we further declare that we are in possession of the said invention, and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

And we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                  day of              A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witnesses—(5)                                                     Signature of Applicants—(5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Names, Addresses, and Occupations of Applicants.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention.

(3) Here insert (in full) Name of Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(4) Here insert (in full) Name of Assignee or Assignees.

(5) Name or Names in full.

 


 

Form A2.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                   The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT.

(By the Nominee of the Actual Inventor jointly with the Assignee of a part interest in the Invention.)

 

WE, (1)

hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to us for an Invention entitled (2)

We declare that (3)                                               is/are the actual inventor thereof,

and I,/we, (4)

hereby declare that I am/we are the Nominee of the Actual Inventor

And I,/we, (5)

hereby declare that I am/we are the Assignee of a part interest in the said Invention from (3)

And we further declare that we are in possession of the said invention, and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

And we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                                day of                          A. D., 19          .

Signature of Witnesses—(6)                                         Signature of Applicants—(6)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

 

(1) Here insert (in full) Names, Addresses, and Occupations of Applicants.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention.

(3) Here insert (in full) Name of Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(4) Here insert (in full) Name of Nominee of Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(5) Here insert (in full) Name of Assignee or Assignees of Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(6) Names in full.

 

 


Form A3.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                           Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                         The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT.

(By the Legal Representative or Assignee of a Deceased Actual Inventor or Inventors)

 

I,/We, (1)

do hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me/us for an invention entitled (2)

And I/we declare that (3)

who died at                              on the                          day of                          was the

actual inventor thereof, and I am/we are the (4)

and I/we do hereby declare that I am/we are in possession of the said invention, and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons to the best of my/our knowledge and belief.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                                day of                          a. d. 19                        .

Signature of Witness—(5)                                Signature of Applicant—(5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

 

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention

(3) Here insert (in full) Name of Deceased Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(4) Here insert whether Legal Representative or Assignee of the Deceased

      Actual Inventor or Inventors.

(5) Name or Names in full.

 


Form A4.

(This Form must he accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                        Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT FOR AN INVENTION COMMUNICATED FROM ABROAD.

(By any person to whom the invention has been Communicated by the Actual Inventor, his Legal Representative, or Assignee.)

I, (1)

of (2)

in the Commonwealth of Australia (3)

hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me for an invention entitled (4)

and I declare that (5)

is the actual inventor thereof, and that the said invention has been communicated to me by (6)                                             (7)

And I declare that I am in possession of the said invention and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons, to the best of my knowledge and belief; and I further declare that the said (9)

is not resident within the Commonwealth of Australia.

And I make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                                day of                          A. D. 19                       .

Signature of Witness—(10)                                          Signature of Applicant—(10)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name of Applicant.

(2) Here insert full Address.

(3) Here insert Occupation of Applicant.

(4) Here insert Title of Invention.

(5) Here insert (in full) Name of Actual Inventor.

(6) Here insert Name and full Address of Communicator.

(7) Here insert Occupation of Communicator.

(8) State whether Actual Inventor, or Legal Representative, or Assignee of the Actual Inventor.

(9) Here insert name of Communicator.

(10) Name in full.

 

 

Where the Communicator is the legal representative or assignee of the actual inventor, the name of the latter must be disclosed.

 


Form A5.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                        Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                         The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A

The (1)

carrying on business as (2)

(3)

hereby applies for a Patent for an invention entitled (4)

and I/we (5)                                                                                                     on behalf of the said company declare that (6)

is the actual inventor of the said invention, and that the said company is the assignee of the said invention from the said (6)

And I/we further declare that the said company is in possession of the said invention, and that it is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons, to the best of our knowledge and belief, and I we further declare that I am/we are authorized to make this declaration on behalf of the said company.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                                day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witnesses—                                  Execution by Company.

Signature of declarants.

 

(1) Here insert (in full) Name of Company.

(2) State business of Company.

(3) Here insert Address of Company.

(4) Here insert Title of Invention.

(5) Here insert Name, Address, and Description of person authorized to make declaration.

(6) Here insert (in full) Name of Actual Inventor or Inventors.

 


Form A6.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.

(c) The documents set out in Regulation No. 32.)

 

[Patents.]                                        Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT UNDER INTERNATIONAL OR INTERCOLONIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

I,/We, (1)

of (2)

hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me,/us, in priority to other applicants, for an invention entitled (3)

and that such Patent shall have the date (4)

And I/we do hereby declare that I we have made foreign application for protection

of my/our invention entitled (3)

in England, and in the following British possessions and on the following official dates, viz.:—(5)

and in the following foreign States, and on the following official dates, viz.:—(5)

And I/we do hereby further declare that the said invention was not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons before (4)
to the best of my/our knowledge and belief.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                                day of                                      A. D. 19           .

 

Signature of Witnesses—(6)                                         Signature of Applicants—(6)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

 

(1) Here insert (in full) Name or Names of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert Address and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(3) Here insert Title of Invention.

(4) Here insert the Official Date of the earliest Foreign Application.

(5) Here insert the names of each country, followed by the Official Date of the Application therein.

(6) Name or Names in full.

 

 


Form A7.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

10s. or £1 10s.                                        The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR AN ADDITIONAL PATENT.

(By a Patentee or Patentees.)

I,/We, (1)

hereby apply for an “Additional Patent” in respect of an invention entitled (2)

which invention is an improvement on an invention entitled (3)

of which I am/we are the patentee by virtue of Letters Patent Number (4)

dated the (5)                                 day of                          A. D. 19           ,

granted to (6),

which Letters Patent are in full force.

And I/we declare that (7)                                      is/are the actual inventor          of the invention for which I/we apply for an “Additional Patent”

And I/we further declare that I am/we are in possession of the invention for for which I/we apply for an “Additional Patent,” and that the said invention is not in use within the Commonwealth of Australia by any other person or persons to the best of my/our knowledge and belief.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                         day of

 

Signature of Witness—(8)                                            Signature of Applicant—(8)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

C.275.                                                           B

 

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention.

(3) Here insert title of original Invention.

(4) Here insert Number of Patent.

(5) Here insert Date of Patent.

(6) Here insert in full name of Grantee or Grantees.

(7) Here insert Name in full of actual Inventor.

(8) Name or Names in full.

 


Form A8.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.

(c) A copy of the Specification and Drawings upon which the State Patent was granted.

(d) The statements required by Regulations 23 and 24.)

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE ACT.

(By the Patentee of an invention patented in one State.)

I,/We, (1)

do hereby declare that I am/we are the Patentee in the State of (2)                                                     of

an invention entitled (3)

for which Letters Patent No.                            dated the                                  day of

A. D. 19                      , have been granted and are in full force.

And I/we do hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me/us for the said invention; and I/we do further declare that to the best of my/our knowledge and belief the said invention is novel and has not been published or made the subject of a pending application in any other State.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                         day of              A. D. 19                       .

 

Signature of Witness—(4)                                                        Signature of Applicant—(4)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert name of State in which Patent was granted.

(3) Here insert Title of Invention.

(4) Name or Names in full.

 


Form A9.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.

(c) A copy of the Specifications and Drawings upon which each of the State Patents was granted.

(d) The statements required by Regulations 23 and 24.)

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                   The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE ACT.

(By the Patentee of an invention patented in more than one State.)

I,/We, (1)

hereby declare that I am/we are the Patentee in the State of (2)

of an invention entitled (3)                  for which Letters Patent No.                , dated the                    day of              A. D. 19               , have been granted and are in full force.

And I/we hereby apply that a Patent may be granted to me/us for the said invention; and I/we declare that the said invention has been patented or made the subject of pending applications as follows:— (4)

And I/we further declare that to the best of my/our knowledge and belief the said invention has not been patented or made the subject of a pending application in any other State.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19

Signature of Witness— (5)                               Signature of Applicant— (5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert Name of State in which earliest Patent was granted.

(3) Here insert Title of Invention.

(4) Here insert Name of each State, followed by particulars giving the Official Number and Date of the Patent or application in each respectively

(5) Name or Names in full

 

 

B 2


Form A10.

(This Form must be accompanied by:—

(a) A copy each of Forms B and B1; or A copy of Form C and 6 copies of Form C1.

(b) A copy of either Form D or Form E.)

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1                                                        The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR A PATENT AFTER REVOCATION OF A PATENT OBTAINED IN FRAUD.

I,/We, (1)

hereby apply for a Patent for an invention entitled (2)

and I/we do declare that I am/we are (3) *

the Actual Inventor thereof, and that the Patent, Number                                            dated the                                  day of                                 A. D. 19                       obtained for the said invention in fraud of my rights, has been revoked by an Order of the (4)                          dated the                                  day of              A. D. 19           .

And I/we request that any Patent for the said invention that may be granted to me/us upon this Application shall bear date as of the date of revocation of the Patent so revoked and shall be for the remainder of the term for which the revoked Patent was originally granted.

And I/we make this declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Dated this             day of              A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witness—(5)                    Signature of Applicant—(5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention.

(3) The actual inventor or inventors, or the assignee, agent, attorney, or nominee of the actual inventor or inventors.

(4) Here insert name of Court such as the High Court.

(5) Name or Names in full.

 

* Where the Applicant is not the actual inventor, insert particulars set forth in Section 32. In every instance the name of the actual inventor must be disclosed.


 

Form B.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION.

(1)

I,/We, (2)

hereby declare the nature of my/our invention entitled (1)

to be as follows:—

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witness—(3)                    Signature of Applicant or Agent—(3)

(1) Here insert Title of Invention as in Application Form.

(2) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants as in Application Form.

(3) Name or Names in full.


Form B1.

I certify that this and the following                                   pages are a true and correct copy of: the original Specification.

Signature of Applicant (or Agennt.

——

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION.

(1)

I,/We, (2)

hereby declare the nature of my/our invention entitled (1)

to be as follows:—

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witness—(3)                                            Signature of Applicant or Agent—(3)

(1) Here insert Title of Invention as in Application Form.

(2) Here insert (in full Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants as in Application Form.

(3) Name or Names in full.

 


Form C.

When provisional specification

has been left, quote No. and date.

No.

Date

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

COMPLETE SPECIFICATION.

(1)

I,/WE, (2)

hereby declare this invention, and the manner in which it is to be performed, to be fully described and ascertained in and by the following Statement (3)

Having now fully described and ascertained my/our said invention and the manner in which it is to be performed, I,/we declare that what I/we claim is:—

 

1. (4)

2.

3.

4.

5.

Dated this                                    day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witness—(5)                                            Signature of Applicant or Agent—(5)

(1) Here insert Title of Invention as in Application Form.

(2) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(3) Here describe the Invention at length.

(4) Here state distinctly the Invention claimed. There is no limit to the number of claims.

(5) Name or Names in full.

 

Note.—If a Specification be accompanied by drawings, these must be prepared in accordance with the Patents Regulations 1908.


Form C1.

I certify that this and the following                                   pages are a true and correct copy of the original Specification

Signature of Applicant (or Agent).

——

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

COMPLETE SPECIFICATION.

When provisional specification has been left, quote No. and date.

(1)

I/WE, (2)

hereby declare this invention, and the manner in which it is to be performed, to be fully described and ascertained in and by the following Statement (3)

Having now fully described and ascertained my/our said invention and the manner in which it is to be performed, I/we declare that what I/we claim is:—

1. (4)

2.

3.

4.

5.

Dated this                                    day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Witness—(5)                                                        Signature of Applicant or Agent—(5)

(1) Here insert Title of Invention as in Application Form.

(2) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(3) Here describe the Invention at length.

(4) Here state distinctly the Invention claimed. There is no limit to the number of claims.

(5) Name or Names in full.

 

Note.—If a Specification be accompanied by drawings, these must be prepared in accordance with the Patents Regulations 1908.


 

Form C2.

 

[Patents.]                                       Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR LODGING A COMPLETE SPECIFICATION.

In the matter of Application No.

by

for a Patent for an invention entitled

(Place)—

(Date)—

I/We hereby apply for an extension of time for one month within which to lodge a complete specification in respect of Application No.                   dated the day of                                   A. D. 19                      .

The circumstances in and grounds upon which this extension is applied for are as follow:—(1)

(2)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) The circumstances and grounds must be stated in detail.

(2) Signature of Applicant or Agent.


Form C3.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1, £2, or £3.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A COMPLETE SPECIFICATION.

(Place)—

(Date)—

I/We hereby apply for an extension of time for                           month for the acceptance of the complete specification in respect of Application No. dated the                          day of                         
A. D. 19           .

The circumstances in and the grounds upon which this extension is applied for are as follow :—(1)

(2)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) The circumstances and grounds must be stated in detail.

(2) Signature of Applicant or Agent.


Form C4.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2, £4, or £6.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR LEAVING COPY OR COPIES OF THE FOREIGN SPECIFICATION OR SPECIFICATIONS, DRAWINGS, OR DOCUMENTS, UNDER REGULATION 32.

I/We hereby apply for extension of time for                    month              within which to leave copy or copies of the foreign specification or specifications, drawings, or documents under Regulation 32 in respect of Application No.

(1)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

 

(1) Signature of Applicant or Agent.

 


Form D.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

STATEMENT OF ADDRESS FOR SERVICE.

(Where application is made without an Agent.)

Sir,

I/We hereby authorize and request you to send all notices, requisitions, and communications in connexion with my/our application for Letters Patent for my/our invention entitled (1)

to (2)

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19           .

Signature of Applicant—(3)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert Title of Invention.

(2) Here insert full Address.

(3) Name or Names in full.

 

Note.—A particular address must be given. An address such as “General Post Office, Melbourne,” will not be accepted.

 


Form E.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPOINTMENT OF AGENT AND OF ADDRESS FOR SERVICE.

Know you that I/we (1)

hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint (2)

of (3)

in the Commonwealth of Australia (4)

my/our agent (5)                                                                      to obtain Letters Patent

in the Commonwealth of Australia in my/our favour for my/our invention entitled (6)                                   and for that purpose to sign my/our name and as my/our act and deed to seal and deliver all documents (except such as are required by the Patents Act 1903 and Regulations to be executed by me/us) that my/our said agent may think necessary or desirable, and I/we further empower my/our said agent to alter and amend such documents, whether originally executed by me/us or otherwise, in any manner which may be necessary, and I/we authorize and request you to send all notices, requisitions, and communications in connexion with my/our said application to him at his address as above given.

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said

L. S.

in the presence of—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name, Address and Occupation of Principal.

(2) Here insert (in full) Name of Agent.

(3) Here insert full Address of Agent.

(4) Here insert Occupation of Agent.

(5) Applicant may here insert the words “with full powers of substitution and revocation.”

(6) Here insert Title of Invention.


Form E1.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

FORM OF DECLARATION.

I (1)

of (2)

(3)

do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:—

(4)

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true.

(5)

Taken at               this                   day of              19

Before me—

(6)

(7)

(1) Here insert Name in full.

(2) Here insert Address.

(3) Here insert Occupation.

(4) Here set out in numbered paragraphs the facts declared to in the Declaration.

(5) Signature of Declarant.

(6) Signature of Person before whom Declaration is taken.

(7) Title or Designation of Person before whom Declaration is taken.


Form F.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

NOTICE BY COMMISSIONER OF HIS REFUSAL TO ACCEPT.

In the matter of the Application, No.               of

for a Patent for an Invention entitled

Sir,

I,                                                               Commissioner of Patents, hereby give you notice that, in accordance with the provisions of Section 46 of the Patents Act 1903, I refuse to accept the

for the above-mentioned invention for the following reasons:—

[Given under my hand at the Patent Office this]              day of              A. D. 19

Commissioner of Patents.

To


Form G.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia

£2.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

OPPOSITION TO GRANT OF PATENT.

(To be furnished in duplicate.)

(Place)—

(Date)—

I (1)

hereby give notice of my intention to oppose the grant of Patent upon Application No.                     of                     A. D. 19               , applied for by

upon the ground (2)

My address for service in the Commonwealth is (3)

(4)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Opponent.

(2) Here state upon which of the grounds of opposition permitted by Section 56 of the Act the Grant is opposed

(3) Here state Address for service.

(4) Name (in full) of Opponent or Authorized Agent.

 

 

Note.—Particular attention is directed to Patents Regulations governing oppositions to the grant of Letters Patent.

 


Form H.

 

[Patents.]                                        Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR HEARING BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CASES OF REFUSAL TO ACCEPT, APPLICATIONS FOR AMENDMENT, ETC.

Place—

Date—

Sir,

I, (1)

hereby apply to be heard in reference to Application No.

dated the                                  day of                          A. D. 19

made by

and request that I may receive due notice of the day fixed for the hearing.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

(2)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address.

(2) Name (in full) of Applicant, Opponent, or Authorized Agent.

 


Form I.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

NOTICE THAT HEARING BEFORE COMMISSIONER WILL BE ATTENDED.

Sir,

I,(1)

of (2)

hereby give notice that the hearing in reference to Application No.                             dated

the                   day of              A. D.                19        , made by

will be attended by myself or by some person on my behalf

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

(3)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Insert Name

(2) Insert Address.

(3) Signature of Applicant or Opponent or Authorized Agent.

 


Form J.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2 or £3.                                                 The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION TO AMEND SPECIFICATION OR DRAWINGS.

Place—

Date—

I,/We, (1)

seek leave to amend the

of Application/Patent No.                                dated the                                  day of                         
A. D. 19           ,

as shown in red ink in the copy of the original

duly certified hereunto annexed.

*I/We declare that no action for infringement or proceeding for revocation of the Letters Patent in question is pending.

My reasons for making this amendment are as follow:—

(2)

(3)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Applicant or Applicants.

*These words to be struck out when Letters Patent not sealed, or, if sealed, the Application is made in pursuance of an Order of the Court, or a Justice or Judge thereof.

(2) Here state reasons for seeking Amendment.

(3) Name (in full) of Applicant or Applicants.

 


Form K.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2                                                       The Patents Act 1903.

OPPOSITION TO AMENDMENT OF SPECIFICATION OR DRAWINGS.

(To be furnished in duplicate.)

Place—

Date—

I, (1)

hereby give notice of my intention to oppose the Application to amend the Specification (or Drawings) of Application/Patent No.             dated the                      day of

A. D. 19           , upon the ground (2)

My address for service in the Commonwealth is (3)

(4)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Opponent.

(2) Here state Ground of Opposition.

(3) Here state Address for Service.

(4) Name (in full) of Opponent or Authorized Agent.

 


Form L.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£5.                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

PETITION FOR GRANT OF COMPULSORY LICENCE OR REVOCATION OF PATENT.

(To be accompanied by an examined copy.)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

The Petition of

of                                                                                 in the State of

being a person interested in the matter of this Petition as hereinafter described:—

Showeth as follows:—

A Patent No. (1)               dated the                      day of              a. d

19                    , was granted to (2)

or an invention entitled (3)

The nature of my interest in the matter of this petition is as follows :—(4)

The grounds on which the prayer of this Petition is founded are as follow :—(5)

Having regard to the circumstances above stated, the Petitioner alleges that the reasonable requirements of the public with respect to the patented invention have not been satisfied.

Your Petitioner therefore prays for the grant of a compulsory licence to him (6) or in the alternative for the revocation of the patent.

Dated this                         day of                          A. D. 19

Signature of Petitioner—(7)

(1) Here insert Number and Date of Patent.

(2) Here insert Name of Patentee or Patentees.

(3) Here insert Title of Invention.

(4) Here state fully the nature of petitioner’s interest.

(5) State fully in numbered paragraphs the grounds on which the petitioner relies to support his prayer.

(6) State nature of licence asked for by petitioner.

(7) Name or Names in full.


Form M.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£3.                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

OPPOSITION TO PETITION FOR GRANT OF COMPULSORY LICENCE OR REVOCATION OF PATENT.

Place—

Date—

I,/We,

hereby give notice of Opposition to the Petition of

in regard to Patent No.                         dated the                                  day of                         
A. D. 19           .

The grounds upon which I/we oppose the said Petition are as follow :—(1)

Signature of Patentee—(2)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here state fully the grounds of Opposition.

(2) Name or Names in full.

 


Form N.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2 10s. or £5.                                    The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE THAT THE RENEWAL FEE HAS BEEN PAID.

Place—

Date—

I, (1)

hereby transmit the sum of £               (2) in payment of the Renewal Fee on Patent No.                    , dated the                                day of                          A. D. 19           granted to (3)                                      and hereby apply for a Certificate that such Renewal Fee has been paid.

Signature—(4)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Patentee or his Agent.

(2) Insert £2 10s in case of an Additional Patent, and £5 in other cases.

(3) Here insert Name of Patentee.

(4) Signature of Patentee or his Agent.

 


Form O.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

CERTIFICATE OF RENEWAL.

Letters Patent No.                dated the                    day of                                     , A. D. 19         .

Patent Office,

19        .

This is to certify that                                                                                                        did on the                                day of                          19        , pay the Renewal fee of £                   in respect of the above-mentioned Patent and that by virtue of such payment the rights of the Patentee remain in force until the                                               day of                                             A. D. 19           .

(seal)

Commissioner of Patents.


Form P.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE.

Place—

Date—

I/We, (1)

hereby apply for an enlargement of time for                                       month              in which to pay the Renewal fee of (2) £                 , in respect of (3)                                 , Patent No.                              ; dated the                                day of                                 A. D. 19                       , and I/we transmit herewith the sum of £        :           :           in payment for such enlargement.

The circumstances in which the payment was omitted are as follow:—(4)

(5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address to which reply is to be sent.

(2) Insert £2 10s in case of an Additional Patent, and £5 in other cases.

(3) Here insert Name of Patentee.

(4) The circumstances must be stated in detail.

(5) Signature of Applicant.

 

The fees payable on application for an enlargement of time for Payment of Renewal Fees are—

 

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s.

d.

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Form Q.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

REQUEST TO ENTER NAME UPON THE REGISTER OF PATENTS.

Place—

Date—

I/We, (1)

hereby request that you will enter my/our name in the Register of Patents. I/we claim

to be entitled (2)

of the Patent No.                      dated the                      day of              A. D. 19

granted to (3)

or (4)

by virtue of (5)

In proof whereof I/we transmit the accompanying (6)

with an attested copy thereof

(7) Name or Names in full.

Signature of Witness—(7)                                     Signature of Applicant—(7)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(l) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Applicant or Applicants.

(2) Here insert the Nature of the Claim (e.g., as Assignee.)

(3) Here insert (in full) Name, Address, and Occupation of Patentee or Patentees.

(4) Here insert Title of Invention.

(5) Here specify the particulars of such Document, giving the Date and the Parties to the same, and showing how the Claim here made is substantiated.

(6) Here insert the Nature of the document.


 

Form R.

 

[Patents.]                                        Commonwealth of Australia.

£1.                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

REQUEST TO ENTER NOTIFICATION OF LICENCE OR OTHER DOCUMENT IN THE REGISTER OF PATENTS.

Place—

Date—

I,/We, (1)

hereby transmit an attested copy of (2)

under Patent No.                      dated the                      day of              A. D. 19

as well as the original document for verification, and I/we have to request that a notification thereof may be entered in the Register.

(Signature)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address.

(2) Here insert a Description of the Nature of the Document.

 


Form S.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2.                                                    The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE OF PATENT.

Place—

Date—

Sir,

I/We hereby inform you that the Patent dated (1)

for an invention entitled (2)

has been (3)

I/We therefore apply for the issue of a duplicate of such Patent.

Signature of Witness—                                                             Signature of Patentee—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Date and Number of Patent and Name and Address of Grantee.

(2) Here insert Title of Invention.

(3) Here insert the word “destroyed” or “lost,” as the case may be, and state in full the circumstances of the case, which must be verified by declaration.


Form T.

 

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

INDORSEMENT OF ASSIGNMENT UPON LETTERS PATENT UNDER SECTION 21.

I,/We,

of

(the transferror), in consideration of the sum of £    :    :    ., paid to me/us by

of

(the transferee) hereby assign and transfer to the said

all my/our right title and interest in and to the said Letters Patent numbered

To hold unto the said

his/their executors, administrators, and assigns, subject to the several conditions on which

I/we hold the same, and I/we the said

hereby accept the said Letters Patent subject to the same conditions.

In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our hands and seals this day of                            A. D. 19

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said Transferror in the presence of—

(L.S.)

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Transferee in the presence of—

(L.S.)


Form U.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

5s. or 10s.

The Patents Act 1903.

REQUEST FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR.

Place—

Date—

Sir,

I/We, (1)

hereby request that the following Clerical Error (or Errors) may be corrected in the manner shown in red ink in the certified copy of the original (2)

hereunto annexed.

(3)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address.

(2) Here state whether in Application, Specification, or Register.

(3) Signature of Applicant or Patentee.

 


Form V.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

10s.

The Patents Act 1903.

REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF COMMISSIONER.

In the matter of the Patent No.

I/We,

of

hereby request you to furnish me/us with your Certificate to the effect that (1)

and I/we request you to forward the Certificate to (2)

(3)

Dated the                                      day of                                      19        .

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here set out the particulars which the Commissioner is requested to certify.

(2) Name and full Address of Person to whom certificate is to be sent.

(3) Signature.


Form W.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

10s.

The Patents Act 1903.

REQUEST FOR ALTERATION OF NAME OR ADDRESS IN REGISTER.

Place—

Date—

In the matter of Patent No.                       dated the                      day of              A. D. 19           .

Sir,

I/We, (1)

hereby request that the name (2)                                                                                  and that the

address (3)                                                       now upon the Register of Patents may be

altered to—(4)

(5)

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Applicant.

(2) Here insert Name to be altered.

(3) Here insert Address to be altered.

(4) Here insert Name and Address to be entered in lieu of above.

(5) Signature of Applicant.


Form X.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

APPLICATION FOR ENTRY OF ORDER OF THE HIGH COURT OR THE SUPREME COURT IN THE REGISTER.

Place—

Date—

I,/We, (1)

hereby transmit an office copy of an Order of (2)

with reference to (3)

and request you to rectify the Register of Patents accordingly.

Signature—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Applicant.

(2) The High Court, Supreme Court, or a Justice or Judge thereof.

(3) Here state the purport of the Order.

C.275.                                                      c


Form Y.

[Patents.]

£3.

 

Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO LAW OFFICER.

Place—

Date—

I/We, (1)

hereby give notice of my/our intention to appeal to the Law Officer from the direction of the Commissioner of Patents of the                           day of                                     A. D. 19                       , whereby he (2)

Application No.                                   dated the                      day of              A. D. 19           ,

Signature of Applicant—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Applicant.

(2) Here insert terms of the Direction.


Form Z.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO THE HIGH COURT OR TO THE SUPREME COURT.

Place—

Date—

In the matter of Application/Patent No. dated the                                            day of                                                  A. D. 19         

I,/We, (1)

hereby give notice of my/our intention to appeal to the High/Supreme Court from the decision of the Commissioner of Patents of the                           day of                          A. D. 19           whereby he (2)

The grounds of this appeal are as follow :— (3)

Signature of Applicant—

(1) Here insert (in full) Name and Address of Applicant.

(2) Here insert short statement of decision appealed against.

(3) Here set out grounds of appeal in numbered paragraphs.

 

Note.—This notice must be left at the Patent Office and with the opposite Party (if any), and a copy must be filed in the Court to which the appeal is made.


Form AA.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£5.

The Patents Act 1903.

DECLARATION TO BE MADE BY A PERSON APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION AS A PATENT ATTORNEY.

I, (1)

of (2)

(3)

do solemnly and sincerely declare that I was at the commencement of the Patents Act 1903, bonâ fide practising as a Patent Agent at                                                 in the State of                                      , and had been so practising for (4)                        prior to the first day of June, A. D. 1904, the date of such commencement, and in the course of my practice I acted as Agent in relation to the

following matters, namely :—(5)

in the Patent Office of the State of                  , and that I desire to have

my name registered as a Patent Attorney, in pursuance of the Patents Act 1903.

And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Declared by the said Declarant at

this                   day of              A. D. 19

Before me—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert Name in full, and, in case of a firm, add “Member of the firm of.”

(2) Here insert Address.

(3) Here insert occupation.

(4) Here state length of time Applicant has practised (not being less than six months—see Section 105).

(5) Insert particulars of matters.


Form BB.

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£5.                                                      The Patents Act 1903.

DECLARATION TO BE MADE BY A PERSON FORMERLY EMPLOYED AS AN OFFICER IN THE PATENT OFFICE OF A STATE APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION AS A PATENT ATTORNEY.

I, (1)

of (2)

(3)

do solemnly and sincerely declare that I was an officer in the Patent Office of the State of                                                    for the period of          , and was employed in the capacity of (4)                   , and that during the period in which I was so employed I gained a sufficient knowledge of patent law and practice to enable me to practise the profession of a Patent Attorney, and that I desire to have my name registered as a Patent Attorney in pursuance of the provisions of the Patents Act 1903.

And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Declared by the said Declarant at

this                             day of                          A. D. 19

Before me—

To the Commissioner of Patents,

Commonwealth of Australia.

(1) Here insert Name in full.

(2) Here insert Address.

(3) Here insert occupation.

(4) Here insert particulars of office held by Applicant.

 

 

Form CC.

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

£2.

The Patents Act 1903.

NOTICE BY A CANDIDATE FOR THE PATENT ATTORNEY’S EXAMINATION.

Place—

Date—

To the Secretary to the Board of Examiners for Patent Attorneys.

Sir,

I hereby give you notice that I intend to present myself as a Candidate at the Patent Attorney’s Examination, to be held at              on

The above address is that to which I desire that all notices or communications to me may be sent.

(Signature)


Form DD.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

DECLARATION BY CANDIDATE FOR THE PATENT ATTORNEY’S EXAMINATION.

I. (1)

of (2)

(3)

do solemnly

and sincerely declare as follows :—

I am                                              years of age.

I was educated at (4)

I (5)

I (6)

And I further declare that I am of good fame and character, and that I have not done or committed any act or thing which would make me an improper person to be registered as a Patent Attorney; and I further declare that the Certificate annexed hereto is true and correct in every particular, and that I was well known to the persons who subscribed it for the period therein stated.

And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing it to be true.

Signature of Declarant—

Declared at                                   in the State of              this                   day of              A. D. 19

Before me—

 

(1) Here insert Name in full.

(2) Here insert Address.

(3) Here insert Occupation.

(4) State Name of Educational Establishment and in what Country situated.

(5) State if holding any Academical or Certificated Degree, and describe Academy or College.

(6) If lately employed, state where and at what Profession, Trade, or Business.

 


Form EE.

 

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

CERTIFICATE TO BE LODGED BY CANDIDATE FOR PATENT ATTORNEY’S EXAMINATION.

To the Secretary of the Board of Examiners

for Patent Attorneys.

We, the undersigned, hereby certify that we have known and have been acquainted with                                                                                               for the period of twelve months at least immediately before the date of this certificate, and that we believe him to be a person of good fame and character, and fitted to be admitted to practise as a Patent Attorney in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Dated this                         day of              A. D. 19           .

Signed by the said

in my presence—

J. P.

 

N.B.—This certificate is to be signed by three adult persons in the presence of and be attested by a Justice of the Peace. It is not necessary that the same Justice should attest each signature.


Form FF.

[Patents.]                                     Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

BOARD OF EXAMINERS’ CERTIFICATE THAT CANDIDATE HAS PASSED THE PATENT ATTORNEY’S EXAMINATION.

The Board of Examiners hereby certifies that

                             , of                   , having been duly examined by it, has passed the Patent Attorney’s examination as prescribed by the Patents Regulations 1908, and is qualified for registration as a Patent Attorney.

Given under                     hand at                                     this                   day of                         
A. D. 19

Signature of Chairman of Board or the Authorized Member or Members thereof.

 

Form GG.

 

[Patents.]                                       Commonwealth of Australia.

The Patents Act 1903.

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF A PATENT ATTORNEY.

I,                                                                           Commissioner of Patents, hereby

certify that

of                                                                                                                                             in the State of              , Commonwealth of Australia, was on the                     day of                         
A.D. 190                      registered as a Patent Attorney, and that he is authorized to practise as a Patent Attorney in any part of the Commonwealth of Australia, so long as his name remains on the Register of Patent Attorneys.

Given under my hand and the seal of the Patent Office at

this                          day of                                      A. D. 19           .

(l. s.)                                                        Commissioner of Patents

 

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