Patents Amendment Bill 2001

Patents Amendment Bill 2001

9 August 2001

© Commonwealth of Australia 2001
ISSN 1326-9321

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The Committee
  Reference of Bill to the Committee
  The Committee’s Inquiry
  The Bill
  Issues in Evidence
  Expansion of prior art base
     Geographic scope
     Combining documents
  Searches for prior art
     Burden on applicants
     Unclear scope of searches
  Innovation patents
  Patent infringements and prior use defence
  Grace period
  Additional issue – US approach
  Labor Senators Minority Report
  Australian Democrats – Dissenting Report
  Appendix 1 – List of Submissions

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Senate Standing Committees on Economics
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Canberra ACT 2600

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