AusBiotech Ltd. Supports Government's Response on Patents
Published: Nov 28, 2011
The Government has given a detailed response to three historical reports from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (2010), the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (2010) and the Australian Law Reform Commission (2004).
AusBiotech CEO, Dr Anna Lavelle said: “We congratulate the Government on responding to these previously unaddressed reports, which will now allow us to move forward with greater clarity to provide improvements to intellectual property management in Australia.”
In its report the Government noted that a number of recommended changes/actions are already being addressed through the ‘Raising the Bar’ Bill which is currently in the Senate awaiting passage.
Dr Lavelle said: “The Government’s response, which includes progressing the ‘Raising the Bar’ Bill, answers the stated community and concerns over patient and research access, while, ensuring a patent system that will encourage development of new biotechnologies. It provides further evidence that the private members bills on patenting biological materials currently in the Parliament are redundant and fundamentally flawed – and should be abandoned.”
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