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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Patents Amendment Bill 2001

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (lines 9 and 10), omit the item.

(2)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 3 (lines 14 to 25), omit the item, substitute:

4  Subsection 7(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The information for the purposes of subsection (2) is:

                     (a)  any single piece of prior art information; or

                     (b)  a combination of any 2 or more pieces of prior art information;

being information that the skilled person mentioned in subsection (2) could, before the priority date of the relevant claim, be reasonably expected to have ascertained, understood, regarded as relevant and, in the case of information mentioned in paragraph (b), combined as mentioned in that paragraph.

(3)     Schedule 1, item 5, page 3 (lines 26 and 27), omit the item.

(4)     Schedule 1, item 14, page 5 (lines 4 to 14), omit the item, substitute:

14  Subsection 45(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The applicant must inform the Commissioner, in accordance with the regulations, of the results of any documentary searches, whether conducted in Australia or elsewhere, for the purposes of assessing the patentability of an invention disclosed in the complete specification or a corresponding application filed outside Australia that are carried out by or on behalf of the applicant, or the applicant’s predecessor in title, prior to the grant of the patent.

(5)     Schedule 1, item 19, page 6 (line 24) to page 7 (line 6), omit the item, substitute:

19  Section 101D

Repeal the section, substitute:

101D  Commissioner to be given information on searches

The patentee must inform the Commissioner, in accordance with the regulations, of the results of any documentary searches, whether conducted in Australia or elsewhere, for the purposes of assessing the patentability of an invention disclosed in the complete specification or a corresponding application filed outside Australia that are carried out by or on behalf of the patentee, or the patentee’s predecessor in title, prior to the issue of a certificate of examination in respect of the patent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

27 September 2001