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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019

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8758 revised

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 3), omit “12 months”, substitute “18 months”.

[commencement date]

(2)     Page 2 (after line 12), after clause 3, add:

4  Review of the accessibility of patents

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review of the accessibility of patents for small and medium sized enterprises within 3 months of the commencement of this section.

             (2)  Without limiting the matters the review should consider, the persons conducting the review must examine:

(a)     the cost of applications for patents; and

(b)    processing times of patents; and

(c)     advice provided by the Australian Government with respect to the patent application process; and

(d)    awareness of the patent application process.

             (3)  The persons conducting the review must provide the Minister with a writt en report of the review within 12 months of the commencement of the review.

             (4)  The Minister must causecopies of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is given to the Minister.

[statutory review]