Submission: Towards a Stronger and More Efficient IP Rights System : Getting the Balance Right

Eliades, Dimitrios George (2009) Submission: Towards a Stronger and More Efficient IP Rights System : Getting the Balance Right.


  1. In March 2009, the Australian Government, through IP Australia its administrator of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) acquired by registration or grant, issued two consultation papers for comment by interested stakeholders.

  2. The Consultation Papers have invited written submissions directed towards the object of the paper, namely encouraging discussion on certain proposed changes and their impact on business and innovation.

  3. I understand the invitation to make written submissions is predominantly in the areas raised by the Consultation Papers and the questions posed. However, I have made a brief reference to several other areas of concern with the current Australian patent law, which in my opinion inhibit innovation and therefore come under the wider agenda of the government to work toward a stronger and more efficient IP rights system.

  4. In this regard, the Consultation Papers indicate that if the IPR are less likely to be invalidated and more likely to be enforced, this confidence will reflect in a greater investment in research leading to innovation.

  5. This submission relates to the Balance Paper.

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ID Code: 75873
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: intellectual property Australia, Intellectual Property Rights, Australian patent law, Balance Paper
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2014 22:38
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 17:25

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