Policy ID: 
2
Status: 
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 'reasonable requirements of the public' in the Patents Act. This would aim to provide an access regime when greater use of a patented invention would deliver a substantial net benefit to the community.

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

Comments: 
Tag: 
Productivity Commission
Compulsory Licensing
Patents
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