Update on the Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys Amendment Bill

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Update on the Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys Amendment Bill

Parliament’s Commerce Committee has reported back to the House on the Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys Amendment Bill.

In its report, the Committee has made three recommendations to amend the Bill:

  • Removal of “unity of invention” as a ground for opposing the grant of a patent;
  • Removal of single application and single examination processes;
  • Make a minor, consequential amendment to the Evidence Act 2006.

The Bill is now waiting for its second reading.

For more information on the Commerce Committee’s report, please visit the New Zealand Parliament website.