Policy ID: 
65
Status: 
On hold
Priority: 
Medium
Issue summary: 
Currently, subsection 44(3) of the Patents Act enables any person to require the Commissioner to direct the applicant to ask for examination where the complete application and specification become open to public inspection. This may be an unnecessary procedural step.
History: 
On hold 04-Sept-2017
Comments: 

Public consultation on this issue took place from November 2016 - February 2017.

Due to a number of high priority proposals resulting from the Government's response to the PC inquiry this proposal has been downgraded to Medium priority. This issue has been placed on hold for further consideration at a later date.

Tag: 
Patents