This audit would assess the effectiveness and efficiency of cost recovery activities conducted by IP Australia. Areas to be examined would be cost recovery implementation models used by IP Australia, business processes used in cost recovery, and calculation of fee structures. The current cost recovery model was revised following a Productivity Commission recommendation (No. 78, 23 September 2016) that suggested patent fees should be set to promote IP policy objectives rather than cost recovery.

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