The Fingers Of The Powers Above Do Tune The Harmony Of This Peace : Australia And The Harmonisation Of Patents

Grant number: LP0882034 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Patent law is central to the key economic aim of encouraging an innovative culture. The harmonisation of patent systems around the world means Australian law will change. There is a significant risk that, without effective lobbying, the reforms will only reflect the needs and interests of the dominant economies, like the US. This project, with its comparative analysis of the patent examination process, will explore the ways in which this integral part of the patent system may be improved. This research will lead to proposals for reform that are in line with the interests of Australia's unique economy.