ManagingIP: New Zealand: New patents bill introduced
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 03 Oct 2008 13:02
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Summary:
The Patents Bill 2008 was introduced into Parliament on July 9 2008. With an election imminent in November this year, there is some doubt as to the timeframe for enacting the legislation. However, in view of the significant differences that the bill introduces, it is worthwhile briefly summarising the main aspects of the proposed legislation. [...] Methods for medical treatment of humans by surgery or therapy, and methods of diagnosis practised on human beings are specifically excluded from patentability.
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