Report: Proposed changes to the Australian Patents Act, and how they will affect you

By Trevor Davies PhD
Intellectual Property Patents & Trade Marks

In brief

We discuss draft legislation proposing further changes to the Australian Patents Act in response to the Productivity Commission's recent inquiry into Australia's IP arrangements, and how you can have your say. Key changes include raising the threshold for inventive step (yet again), abolition of the innovation patent system, insertion of an objects clause into the Act, and amendments to the Crown use and compulsory licensing provisions.

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