Review of the Petty Patent System

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.

Related Documents 

Final Report

Final Report PDF in PDF format [4.26 MB]
Last updated: 
19 April 2016