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"Standards are documents setting out specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent."
There are 3 kinds of standards:
Standards are developed by various bodies, agencies, trade and professional association. Some standards are voluntary others are enforced by legislation - mandatory.
Standards Australia, an independent organisation, produces most of the Australian standards. Its policy is to adopt International Standards wherever possible.
Statista the statistics portal for market data, market research and market studies. It contains:
A patent is a right that is granted for any device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful. A patent is a legally enforceable right to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent.
taken from the IP Australia website
More information on Patents see our Patents and Standards guide
There are 2 types of patents granted in Australia:
Find out about the differences in the type of inventions they cover and the length of protection they offer on the IP Australia website.
An Australian patent provides protection only within Australia. To obtain similar protection in other countries you generally have 2 choices:
is a multidisciplinary database featuring scholarly material which also contains more than 23 million patents from 5 patent offices (US, European, Japan, UK and World Intellectual Property Organization)