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Friday, 7 May 1915

Senator GARDINER - I mean that any individual in the community could engage in the manufacture of articles after the avoidance of the patent rights, because, under the law as it stands, no protection could be given to the men who had a licence to use the patent. This Bill proposes to give that protection by empowering the Attorney-General to take action against any one who infringes the rights of a licensee after it has been taken from the original patentee. Clause 3 states that if any person other than the person in whose favour the patent or the registration has been suspended infringes the right of the licensee, he shall be liable to a fine of £500.

Debate (on motion by Senator Keating) adjourned.

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