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Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [2008]

 

1996

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patents Amendment Bill 1996

 

No.      , 1996

 

(Senator Stott Despoja)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Patents Act 1990 , and for related purposes

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Schedules............................................................................................

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Patents Act 1990                                

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Patents Act 1990, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Patents Amendment Act 1996 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on

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which it receives the Royal Assent.
3  Schedules

                   The Acts specified in the Schedules are amended in accordance with the applicable items in the Schedules, and the other items in the Schedules have effect according to their terms.

 



 

Schedule 1 Amendment of the Patents Act 1990

1  At the end of section 18

Add:

             (3)  The following are not to be regarded as possessing the quality of novelty or inventiveness for the purposes of this section:

                     (a)  naturally occurring genes; or

                     (b)  naturally occurring gene sequences; or

                     (c)  descriptions of the base sequence of a naturally occurring gene or a naturally occurring gene sequence.