Innovation Patent Consultation
Public consultation for amendment to the Patents Act 1990: Innovation patent changes
IP Australia invites public comment on a proposal to amend the Patents Act 1990, which would raise the patentability threshold for Innovation Patents to the same level of inventiveness as required for Standard Patents. This change aims to support innovation among small to medium enterprise by ensuring only high quality patents are granted.
Making a submission
Submissions on the proposal have now closed.
Please note, we cannot provide extensions of time and may not consider late submissions. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Brendan Bourke on 02 6283 2148 for more information.
For accessibility reasons, please submit responses via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.
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Last Updated: 12/12/2012