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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

The submission in relation to the Exposure Draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures Bill) 2018 was prepared by the Intellectual Property Committee (IPC) of the Business Law Section. 

The submission also addresses the consultation questions issued in conjunction with that draft.

Schedule 1, Part 1 – Inventive step

The IPC has previously made written submissions addressing various matters raised by the Productivity Commission (PC) in relation to inventive step on 1 December 2015, 3 June 2016, 28 July 2016, 14 February 2017 and 4 December 2017. As the IPC has previously submitted, the IPC does not consider that the proposed changes to the inventive step provisions of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the Act) are required. The IPC has no comments on Items 1 – 7 of the draft Bill. In relation to the draft Explanatory Memorandum (EM), the IPC has two concerns.

You can read the full submission below.

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