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Patents (Advancement Patents) Amendment Bill

Introduced on April 5. A member’s Bill in the name of  Parmjeet Parmar.  It  seeks to provide intellectual property protection rights to advancements that are novel, useful and non-obvious that may or may not qualify as an invention for the standard patent. First reading interrupted on May 16. Parmar indicated the second tier model proposed did not follow the Australian system due to faults with it and in this case alignment was not necessary. Iain Lees-Galloway indicated Labour would oppose the Bill. He said many other countries were abandoning similar systems because they caused problems and tried to solve non-existent issues. First reading again interrupted on July 25 with Government parties indicating they would vote it down and they did so on August 8.  Patents (Advancement Patents) Amendment Bill