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The government has an ongoing taste for patent reform with more amendments in the pipeline, says Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick’s Malcolm Bell
Malcolm Bell, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Australia’s current Patents Act
1 (the 1990 Act) commenced operation on 30 April 1991, replacing the previous 1952 Act. Since its introduction, the 1990 Act
has been the subject of a number of amendments of varying scope. Further amendments are being proposed. Somewhat like the
painting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the content of the 1990 Act seems to be a continuing work in progress, a job never
finished. No sooner is the act amended, further changes are in train.
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