Overview Paper - Consultation on IT3 Proposals for Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation
30 June 2022
The Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (IPC) thanks IP Australia for the opportunity to comment on its “Overview Paper – Consultation on IT3 Proposals for Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation”. The IPC has addressed the consultation questions set out in the Overview Paper with respect to each of the IT3 policy proposals below.
The topics to be covered are complex ones, and in the time available, the IPC are not able to present a detailed response; nor have the IPC been able to compare the IT3 proposal with Australia’s current international obligations. Accordingly, in this submission the IPC provide a high level summary of our views. The IPC would be happy to provide further advice in writing or by way of meetings should you wish us to do so in the course of your preparation for the Group B+ session later this year.