Before launching a new product in Australia it is prudent to ensure it will not infringe an earlier patent. An infringement search is perhaps the most difficult type of search to conduct. The methodology associated with infringement searching is fundamentally different from other searches, as the focus of the search is primarily on the claims. Infringement searches cannot be conducted online.
The costs associated with infringement searches vary considerably. We therefore prefer to provide estimates on a case by case basis (without obligation or charge) in advance of searching.