Review commenced: 02/10/1994
Duration of review: 1994-1995
The Australian Government asked ACIP to review the petty patent system in response to recommendations made in a report (The Role of Intellectual Property in Innovation) to the Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Council.
ACIP released an Issues Paper in October 1994 and held a number of public forums. A Draft Report was released in March 1995 and further consultations followed. ACIP's Final Report was released in August 1995 and the Australian Government response was released in February 1997.