All major Patent Offices, including Australia, classify patent applications according to technology using the International Patent Classification (IPC). The current eighth edition of the IPC is available at the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) website
IP Australia provides the following sources of patent information. They are all in image format and can not be searched by keyword except if the word appears in the patent title:
- AusPat - lists all Australian patents.
- Patent specifications - lists patents by level of acceptance (lodged but not yet accepted, accepted, and accepted but subsequently amended).
For further information contact the Research Services Librarian