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27 February 2020

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  • Policy ID: 1
    Completed
    Priority: High
    Issue summary:

    The Productivity Commission (PC) in its 2013 report on compulsory licensing recommended that the Patents Act be amended to clarify the circumstances and cond

     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 23-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018

    Legislative drafting 1-Sep-2018

    In Parliament 25-Jul-2019

    Royal Assent 26-Feb-2020

    Completed 26-Feb-2020

    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Compulsory Licensing, Patents
  • Policy ID: 2
    Completed
    Priority: High
    Issue summary:

    The Productivity Commission in its 2013 report on compulsory licensing recommended that a public interest test should replace existing criteria based on the

     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 23-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018

    Legislative drafting 1-Sep-2018

    In Parliament 25-Jul-2019

    Royal Assent 26-Feb-2020

    Completed 26-Feb-2020

    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Compulsory Licensing, Patents
  • Policy ID: 3
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    In its 2013 review of compulsory licensing, the Productivity Commission (PC) raised a possible inconsistency between the requirements for compulsory licensin

     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Closed 23-July-2018

    Tag:
    Compulsory Licensing, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 4
    Closed
    Issue summary:
    The operation of the compulsory licensing provisions of the Patents Act 1990 need to take into consideration Australia's international treaty obligations.
     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Closed 23-July-2018

    Tag:
    Compulsory Licensing, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 5
    Closed
    Priority: Low
    Issue summary:
    In its 2010 report on patentable subject matter, the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) considered that there was a problem in that the tec
     
    History:
    On hold 04-Sept-2017 Closed August 2020
    Tag:
    ACIP, Patents
  • Policy ID: 6
    Closed
    Priority: Low
    Issue summary:

    In its 2010 report on patentable subject matter, the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) considered that there are a number of problems w

     
    History:

    On hold 04-Sept-2017

    Closed August 2020

    Tag:
    ACIP, Patents
  • Policy ID: 7
    Closed
    Priority: Low
    Issue summary:

    Should an exclusion from patentability for matter offensive to the public be adopted, patent examiners would have to give consideration to ethical issues dur

     
    History:
    On hold 04-Sept-2017 Closed August 2020
    Tag:
    ACIP, Patents
  • Policy ID: 8
    Closed
    Priority: Low
    Issue summary:

    Under s 50 of the Patents Act, the Commissioner has the power to reject an application the use of which would be contrary to law, or if the invention is a me

     
    History:
    On hold 04-Sept-2017 Closed August 2020
    Tag:
    ACIP, Patents
  • Policy ID: 9
    Completed
    Priority: High
    Issue summary:

    The Productivity Commission in its 2016 report into Australia's IP arrangements, and the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property in its 2010 review of the

     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 23-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018

    Legislative drafting 1-Sep-2018

    In Parliament 25-Jul-2019

    Royal Assent 26-Feb-2020

    Completed 26-Feb-2020 

    Tag:
    ACIP, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 10
    Completed
    Priority: High
    Issue summary:

    The Productivity Commission in its 2016 report into Australia's IP arrangements, and the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property in its 2015 review

     
    History:

    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017

    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017

    Policy development 5-Dec-2017

    Consultation 28-Mar-2018

    Department of Industry consultation 25-May-2018 to 3-Aug-2018

    Consultation 23-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018

    Legislative drafting 1-Sep-2018

    In Parliament 25-Jul-2019

    Royal Assent 26-Feb-2020 

    Completed 26-Feb-2020

    Tag:
    ACIP, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 12
    Completed
    Priority: High
    Issue summary:

    In its 2016 inquiry into Australia's IP arrangements, the Productivity Commission argued that insufficient use is made of patent fees as a policy lever to ad

     
    History:

    On hold 04-Sept-2017

    Consultation 17-Dec-2019 to 16-Feb-2020

    Legislative drafting 17-Feb-2020

    Completed October 2020

    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Fees, Patents
  • Policy ID: 14
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    s76A of the Patents Act was introduced alongside the extension of term (EoT) scheme for pharmaceuticals in order to collect data with each application for an

     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Patents

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