ABBREVIATIONS

ABBREVIATIONS

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACIP

Advisory Council on Intellectual Property

the Act

Patents Act 1990 (Cth)

AHMAC

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council

the ALRC report

The report by the Australian Law Reform Commission, Genes and ingenuity: gene patenting and human health (June 2004)

ASX

Australian Securities Exchange

AUSFTA

Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

BCNA

Breast Cancer Network Australia

BRCA genes

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are associated with a predisposition to developing breast and ovarian cancer

CCA

Cancer Council Australia

the Commissioner

Commissioner of Patents

CVNSW

Cancer Voices NSW

the Department

Department of Health and Ageing

DIISR

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

the Ergas Report

Review of intellectual property legislation under the Competition Principles Agreement

HCV

hepatitis C virus

HGSA

Human Genetics Society of Australasia

ICGC

International Cancer Genome Consortium

IP

intellectual property

IPAC

Intellectual Property Advisory Committee

IPC

International Patent Classification

IPCRC

Intellectual Property and Competition Review Committee

IPRIA

Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia

IPTMAA

Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia

JJFC

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

LCA

Law Council of Australia

the MPO case

Association of Medical Pathology and Others v The United States Patent and Trademark Office and Myriad Genetics, Inc and Others

Myriad

Myriad Genetics Ltd

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

the NRDC case

National Research Development Corporation v The Commissioner of Patents (1959) 102 CLR 252

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PMCC

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

RCPA

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

SACGHS

United States Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society

TPA

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)

TRIPS Agreement

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

USPTO

United States Patent and Trademark Office

WEHI

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

WTO

World Trade Organization

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