Closed Consultations

  • Pharmaceutical Patents Review Issues Paper and Draft Report

    On 15 October 2012, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, announced a review of pharmaceutical patents. The review is to examine whether Australia’s patent system is effective in securing timely access to competitively priced pharmaceuticals and in supporting innovation and employment in the industry. An important part of the review is to examine the Australian provisions for extending the terms of eligible pharmaceutical patents. The Review Panel issued a background paper , with... More
    Closed 1 May 2013
  • Raising the Bar

    The  IP Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012  is Australia's biggest intellectual property (IP) system overhaul in twenty years. The legislative reforms aimed to strike a balance between public and private interests and provide a more robust framework to support and encourage innovation. The Raising the Bar Act addressed the following six key areas: Raising the quality of granted patents: Australia patentability standards are now more closely aligned to... More
    Closed 4 April 2011
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