The changes must not change the effect of the law. Chapter 23—Transitional and savings provisions, 231  Application of Part III of 1989 Amending Act. (c)  actions of a kind that are prescribed by the regulations. (b)  if the product results from the use of a patented process—the patented process. If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. 136J  PPI compulsory licences—remuneration. (ii)  in the case of an innovation patent—examination of, re‑examination of, or opposition to, the patent; the Commissioner may, in accordance with the regulations, direct the patentee to file, within such time as the Commissioner allows, a statement of proposed amendments of the specification for the purpose of removing those grounds. (4)  The priority date of a claim of a specification may be different from the priority date of any other claim of the specification. after priority date, 24.......................... Validity not affected by making information available in certain circumstances. (4)  The patentee may appeal to the Federal Court against a decision of the Commissioner under this section. 22A Validity not affected by who patent is granted to 22 Invalidity in relation to one claim not to affect validity in relation to other claims 23 Validity not affected by publication etc. (b)  the circumstances in which PCT applications become open to public inspection. (1)  The Commissioner may, by instrument, signed by him or her, delegate all or any of the Commissioner’s powers or functions under this Act or any other Act to a prescribed employee, or a prescribed class of employees. (a)  an international depositary authority, whether in or outside Australia; or. (g)  meets any other requirements prescribed by the regulations. (2)  The Board has the following functions: (a)  such functions as are conferred on the Board by this Act or the Trade Marks Act 1995; (b)  such functions as are conferred on the Board by regulations made for the purposes of any of the following provisions: (i)  paragraph 198(4)(b) of this Act (which deals with the qualifications of patent attorneys); (ii)  section 199 of this Act (which deals with the deregistration of patent attorneys); (iii)  paragraph 228(2)(r) of this Act (which deals with the professional conduct of patent attorneys); (iv)  paragraph 228A(4)(a) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (which deals with the qualifications of trade marks attorneys); (v)  section 228B of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (which deals with the deregistration of trade marks attorneys); (vi)  paragraph 231(2)(ha) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (which deals with the professional conduct of trade marks attorneys); (c)  to do anything incidental to or conducive to the performance of any of the above functions. (b)  relevant proceedings in relation to the patent are pending; the Commissioner must not make any decision under this Part in relation to the patent without the leave of the court. (2)  An individual commits an offence if: (a)  the individual describes himself or herself, or holds himself or herself out, or permits himself or herself to be described or held out, as a patent attorney or agent for obtaining patents; and. 189 Power of patentee to deal with patent, 191A Commissioner’s power to rectify register, 194 Information obtainable from Commissioner, 197 Evidence—certificate and copies of documents, 197AA Evidence of matters arising under PCT, 201 Acting or holding out without being registered, 201A When a person carries on business, practises or acts as a patent attorney, 201B Incorporated patent attorney must have a patent attorney director, 202 Documents prepared by legal practitioners, 202A Documents prepared by a member of a partnership, 202B Documents prepared by incorporated patent attorneys and incorporated legal practices, 203 Attendance at patent attorney’s office, 209 Delegation of Commissioner’s powers and functions, 210A Sanctions for non-compliance with Commissioner’s requirements, 211 Recovery of costs awarded by Commissioner, 212 Copies of examination reports to be communicated, 215 Death of applicant or nominated person, 216 Exercise of discretionary power by Commissioner, 220 Costs of attendance of patent attorney, 222A Doing act when Patent Office reopens after end of period otherwise provided for doing act, 225 Conduct of employees and agents of natural persons, 226 Documents open to public inspection do not infringe copyright, 227AA Receipt of fees payable under New Zealand law, 227AB Application of administrative law regime to decisions made in New Zealand, 231 Application of Part III of 1989 Amending Act, 235 Other applications and proceedings under 1952 Act, 237 Orders, directions etc. The order may be amended or revoked by another order of the court. (3)  Both of the following conditions must be satisfied in relation to at least one of those pharmaceutical substances: (a)  goods containing, or consisting of, the substance must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; (b)  the period beginning on the date of the patent and ending on the first regulatory approval date for the substance must be at least 5 years. (1)  Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of: (a)  a decision of the Commissioner under section 10, 17, 32, 33 or 52, subsection 56(1)(b), 74(3) or 103(2), section 113, subsection 137(3), paragraph 141(1)(b), subsection 150(2), 151(2), 152(2) or 152(3), or section 173, 215 or 223; or, (b)  a decision of the Designated Manager under section 198 not to register a person as a patent attorney; or. 53 Publication of certain information about applicants etc. ], 42  Micro‑organisms ceasing to be reasonably available, (a)  a complete application has been made for a patent, or a patent has been granted for an invention of a kind mentioned in paragraph 41(2)(a); and, (b)  the relevant micro‑organism was, at the date of filing of the complete specification, reasonably available (within the meaning of section 41) to a skilled person working in the relevant art in the patent area; and. (3)  Subject to section 168, an invention is taken for the purposes of this Part to be exploited for services of the Commonwealth or of a State if the exploitation of the invention is necessary for the proper provision of those services within Australia. 155  Jurisdiction of other prescribed courts. (1)  A contract relating to the lease of, or a licence to exploit, a patented invention may be terminated by either party, on giving 3 months’ notice in writing to the other party, at any time after the patent, or all the patents, by which the invention was protected at the time the contract was made, have ceased to be in force. (2)  This section does not protect a person who deals with a patentee otherwise than as a purchaser in good faith for value and without notice of any fraud on the part of the patentee. 2018/12/10. (2)  The applicant or patentee may file a statement whether or not the applicant or patentee takes steps to amend the complete specification, or files a statement of amendments in accordance with a direction under section 106 or 107. means any manner of new manufacture the subject of letters patent and grant of privilege within section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies, and includes an alleged invention. The Commissioner may appear and be heard at the hearing of an appeal to the Federal Court against a decision or direction of the Commissioner even if the Commissioner is not a party to the appeal. (1)  A person must not falsely represent that he or she, or another person, is the patentee of an invention. (3)  The Commissioner must give the applicant and the opponent a reasonable opportunity to be heard before deciding a case. means letters patent for an invention granted under Chapter 7 and includes, for the purposes of section 25, a patent of addition that has become an independent patent under section 83. means the Patent Office established under this Act. [Note: see also section 5 for requirements relating to associated applications. (2)  The Federal Court may make the order sought if the court is satisfied that: (a)  one or more of the following applies: (i)  the substantive circumstances that justified the grant of the licence have ceased to exist and are unlikely to recur; (ii)  the licensee has not complied with the terms of the licence; (iii)  if an amount of remuneration has been agreed or determined under section 136J—the amount has not been paid within the time agreed or determined; and. (3)  An application must include a copy of a statement made by or on behalf of, and with the authorisation of, the eligible importing country to the effect that it will take reasonable measures within its means, proportionate to its administrative capacities and to the risk of trade diversion, to prevent re‑exportation from its territory of a pharmaceutical product imported into its territory in accordance with a PPI compulsory licence. (a)  a patent for an invention (in this Chapter called the main invention) has been applied for or granted; and, (b)  the applicant or patentee (or a person authorised by the applicant or patentee) applies for a further patent for an improvement in, or modification of, the main invention; and. (b)  a combination of any 2 or more pieces of prior art information that the skilled person mentioned in subsection (2) could, before the priority date of the relevant claim, be reasonably expected to have combined. (a)  the term of the patent for the main invention is extended under Part 3 of Chapter 6; and. (3)  If an application under section 128 for relief relates to threats made in respect of a certified innovation patent, the court may grant the applicant the relief applied for unless the respondent satisfies the court that the acts about which the threats were made infringed, or would infringe, a claim that is not shown by the applicant to be invalid. (b)  if the Commissioner decided to examine the patent under paragraph 101A(a)—on the day the Commissioner made that decision. means a barrister or solicitor of the High Court or of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory. means the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure signed at Budapest on 28 April 1977, as that treaty is in force for Australia from time to time, together with the Regulations annexed to that treaty, as those Regulations are in force for Australia from time to time. (1)  If a patent application (other than a PCT application) is made, the Commissioner must publish in the Official Journal the prescribed information about the applicant and the application. (3)  For the purposes of the application of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to a decision under this Act, it is immaterial whether the decision was made in New Zealand. (2)  Subject to subsection (3), if a complete application is made under section 29 by one or more declared persons, the Commissioner may grant a patent for the invention, so far as claimed in the original claim, to those declared persons jointly. An appeal lies to the Federal Court against a direction of the Commissioner under section 106 or 107. 178  False representations about patents or patented articles. 169  Declarations that inventions have been exploited. 61, 2016, Registered:                                         27 February 2017, This compilation includes commenced amendments made by Act No. licence means a licence to exploit, or to authorise the exploitation of, a patented invention. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation. means (other than in section 116) a specification filed in respect of a complete patent application or, if the specification has been amended, the complete specification as amended. (3)  Chapter 5 of this Act does not apply in relation to an application mentioned in subsection (2), but Part V of the 1952 Act, as in force immediately before the commencing day, continues to apply in relation to such an application. (1)  The Commissioner may refuse to accept a request and specification relating to a standard patent, or to grant a standard patent: (a)  for an invention the use of which would be contrary to law; or. (s)  making provision for and in relation to: (i)  the deposit for the purposes of this Act, the Budapest Treaty, or both, of micro‑organisms with prescribed depositary institutions and the storage and testing of, and furnishing of samples of, micro‑organisms by those institutions; and, (ii)  the charging of fees by prescribed depositary institutions situated in Australia in relation to the matters described in subparagraph (i); and, (iii)  the making of reports by prescribed depositary institutions situated in Australia in relation to those matters; and, (iv)  the powers and functions of the Commissioner in relation to prescribed depositary institutions with respect to those matters; and, (t)  modifying the operation of this Act in relation to PCT applications that are treated as patent applications under this Act by excluding, varying, or substituting different provisions for, specified provisions of this Act; and, (w)  making provision for and in relation to the refund, in specified circumstances, of the whole or part of a fee paid in respect of the filing of a document; and, (y)  making provision for and in relation to the remission of, or the exemption of specified classes of persons from the payment of, the whole or part of a fee; and, (z)  prescribing penalties for offences against the regulations not exceeding a fine of 10 penalty units; and. 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