Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
Policy development 5-Dec-2017
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
The Government has accepted the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to phase out the innovation patent, but decided to remove this measure from the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 and include it in the subsequent Bill, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019. This Bill was introduced into the Parliament on 25 July 2019.
IP Australia previously consulted on the phasing out of the innovation patent system in 2018.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science also undertook further industry consultations from 25 May – 3 August 2018 and 26 April – 26 June 2019 targeted at better understanding the needs of innovative SMEs before the phase out of the innovation patent occurs.