Intellectual property – the patent application process

Start time 12.30pm AEDT. Considering a patent to protect a device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful? Join this webinar with IP Australia to find out what’s involved in the application process.
Intellectual property – the patent application process


The presentation will feature a case study and provide an overview of the work you need to do before applying, providing you with an increased understanding of the patent application process. The webinar will highlight when is the right time to think about your intellectual property in your commercialisation strategy and discuss options for national and international protection.
Presented by Kevin Restrick, Supervising Examiner of Patents – Mechanical Engineering and Samantha Saals, Senior Patent Examiner who will share tips to help you successfully navigate the patent application process, including legal, time and cost elements.

IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, and designs. This webinar focuses on the patent application process, providing insight and details of the requirements needed should you wish to apply.

Who should attend?
This event will be particularly relevant for engineers who design solutions in the biomedical, chemical, electrical or structural fields, but will be relevant to anyone interested in learning about the patent application process.



Kevin Restrick
Supervising Examiner of Patents, IP Australia

Originally from the UK, Kevin’s passion for aircraft led him to study aerospace engineering at university where he majored in gas turbine cycle design and airframe integration. Kevin spent seven years working for research organisation QinetiQ. His work covered a diverse range of novel aircraft concepts, including supersonics, blended wing body aircraft, and ultra-efficient loitering drones.

Kevin moved to Australia in 2007 and took up a position at IP Australia. Having worked in the mining and physics teams, Kevin now leads the mechanical engineering patent examination section that is responsible for granting patents in areas such as agriculture, aircraft, automotive and turbo machinery. Kevin is an enthusiastic and passionate educator for all things patents and patent searching.

Samantha Saals
Senior Patent Examiner, IP Australia

Samantha Saals is a Senior Patent Examiner at IP Australia. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics from the Australian National University. Samantha has worked for IP Australia for the past 13 years examining patents related to various areas of Physics, Electronics, Computing, Engineering and Medical Devices.


Event Date Time
04 / 02 / 2022 12:30 pm–01:30 pm
Registration Closes
04 / 02 / 2022 12:45 pm
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