Step 5 - Conducting Australian Patent Searches With Keyword(s) And IPC Code(s)

When conducting Australian patent searches enter the keywords, developed in Step 2, individually or together using Boolean search statements into the search query box with the appropriate field and make the search only applicable within the relevant classifications represented by the identified IPC code(s) of Step 3. In Esp@cenet and as shown in Figure 8, this can simply be done by entering the IPC code(s) into the text box next to the International Patent Classfication (IPC) field when conducting Australian patent searches.

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Figure 8: Keywords and IPC code sear