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New legislation overhauling Australia’s patent system will encourage medical
research and bring Australia into line with intellectual property systems in other OECD countries Medicines Australia Chief Executive Dr Brendan Shaw said.
The Raising the Bar Bill, which was finally passed in Federal Parliament this week, introduces a “research use exemption” which will allow scientists to conduct research on patented inventions without infringing those patents.“This bill makes it absolutely clear that scientists are free to conduct research on patented inventions, so long as the purpose of that research is investigation and not the infringement of valid patents,” Dr Shaw said.“It serves to allay concerns that patents can potentially stifle scientific research.
“The bill also raises the threshold of patentability for all fields of technology,
ensuring that Australian patents can stand up to scrutiny in any jurisdiction
around the world.
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