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University of Newcastle Library guides

Industrial Design: Patents & Standards

A Library Guide to Industrial Design resources for students and staff of the University of Newcastle

Patents & Standards

What is a Patent?

"A patent is a legally enforceable right for a device, substance, method or process. For your application to be successful, your invention must be new, useful and inventive or innovative. When granted, a patent will give you exclusive commercial rights to your invention." (IP Australia)

Australian Patents

International Patents

What is a Standard?

"Standards are documents setting out specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent." (Standards Australia)

Australian Standards

International Standards

Please Note: Non-Australian Standards not held by the University of Newcastle can be requested via Get It (by Staff or Students)