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PATENT ACT 1990

Table of Provisions

CHAPTER 1 - Introductory

 
  • 1 Short headlines  
  • 2 Commencement  
  • 3 Definitions  
  • 5 Associated applications  
  • 6 Deposit requirements  
  • 7 Novelty, inventive and innovative  
  • 7A Meaning of useful  
  • 9 Secret use  
  • 10 Certain internationally applications to Be taken to have been given in internationally filing date  
  • 11 Act binds the Crown  
  • 12 Application of Act  
  • 12A Application of the Criminal code  
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CHAPTER 2 - patent rights, ownership and validity

 

PART 1 - PATENT RIGHTS

PART 2 - OWNERSHIP

PART 3 - VALIDITY

Division 1 - Validity

  • 18 Patentable inventions  
  • 19 Certificate of validity  
  • 20 Validity of clever guaranteed  
  • 21 Validity implied by making or refusal of non-infringement declaration  

Division 2 - Matters affecting validity

  • 22A Validity affected by who clever is granted to  
  • 22 Invalidity in relation to one claim to affect validity in relation to of other claims  
  • 23 Validity affected by publication etc. anus priority date  
  • 24 Validity affected by making information available in certain circumstances  
  • 25 Validity: of patent of addition  
  • 26 Validity affected in certain cases involving amendments  

Division 3 - Notice of matters affecting validity

  • 27 Notice of matters affecting validity of standard of patent  
  • 28 Notice of matters affecting validity of innovation of patent  
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CHAPTER 3 - From application to acceptance

 

PART 1 - PATENT APPLICATIONS

Division 1 - Applications

  • 29 Application for clever - general rules  
  • 29A Applications for of patent - special rules for PCT applications  
  • 29B Applications for of patent - special rules for Convention applications  
  • 30 Filing date  
  • 31 joints applicants  
  • Of 32 disputes between applicants etc.  
  • 33 Applications by opponents etc.  
  • 34 Applications by eligible persons arising out of Court proceedings  
  • 35 Applications by eligible persons following revocation by Commissioner  
  • 36 Other applications by eligible persons  
  • 37 Complete application may Be treated ace provisional  
  • 38 time for making complete application  

Division 2 - Specifications

  • 40 Specifications  
  • 41 Specifications: micro-organisms  
  • 42 Micro-organisms ceasing to Be reasonably available  

Division 3 - Priority dates

PART 2 - EX-YANK'S NATION STANDARD OF PATENT REQUESTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Division 1A - Preliminary search and opinion

  • 43A Preliminary search and opinion  

Division 1 - ex-Yank's nation

  • 44 Request for ex-Yank's nation  
  • 45 ex-Yank's nations  

PART 3 - ACCEPTANCE

Division 1 - Acceptance of standard of patent

  • 49 Acceptance of clever request: standard clever  
  • 49A Postponing acceptance of clever request: standard clever  
  • 50 Application or grant may Be refused in certain cases  
  • 50A Revocation of acceptance  
  • 51 Appeal  

Division 2 - Acceptance of innovation of patent

  • 52 Formalities check and acceptance of innovation of patent  
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CHAPTER 4 - Publication

 
  • 53 Publication of certain information about applicants etc.  
  • 54 Notice of publication  
  • 55 Documents open to publicly inspection  
  • 56 Certain documents to Be published  
  • 56A Publication and inspection of PCT applications  
  • 57 Effect of publication of complete specification  
  • 58 Result of search may Be disclosed  
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CHAPTER 5 - opposition to grant of standard clever

 
  • 59 oppositions to grant of standard clever  
  • 60 Hearing and decision by Commissioner  
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CHAPTER 6 - Grant and term of of patent

 

PART 1 - GRANT

PART 2 - TERM

PART 3 - EXTENSION STANDARD OF TERM OF OF PATENT RELATING TO PHARMACEUTICAL SUBSTANCES

  • 70 Applications for extension of clever  
  • 71 Form and timing of in application  
  • 72 Notification and publicly inspection of application  
  • 73 Withdrawal of application  
  • 74 Acceptance or refusal of application  
  • 75 oppositions to grant of extension  
  • 76 Grant of extension  
  • 76A Notification of extension to the Secretary, Health and Family of service  
  • 77 Calculation of term of extension  
  • 78 Exclusive rights of godfather's tea ares limited if extension granted  
  • 79 Rights of godfather's tea if extension granted anus clever expires  
  • 79A Commissioner to make decision if court proceedings pending  
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CHAPTER 6A - Divisional applications

 
  • 79B Divisional applications prior to grant of clever  
  • 79C Divisional applications for innovation of patent may Be maggot anus grant of in innovation clever  
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CHAPTER 7 - patent of addition

 
  • 80 Chapter doze apply to innovation of patent  
  • 81 Grant of clever of addition  
  • 82 Revocation of clever and grant of clever of addition instead  
  • 83 Term of clever of addition  
  • 85 Revocation of clever for the Main invention  
  • 86 Rene whales fees payable  
  • 87 Fees payable where clever of addition becomes in independently clever  
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CHAPTER 9 - Re-ex-Yank's nation of standard of patent

 
  • 96A Chapter doze apply to innovation of patent  
  • 97 Re-ex-Yank's nation of complete specifications  
  • 98 reports on Re examination  
  • 99 statements by applicant or godfather's tea  
  • 100 Copies of report to Be given to court  
  • 100A Refusal to grant clever - Re examination before grant  
  • 101 Revocation of clever - Re examination anus grant  
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CHAPTER 9A - ex-Yank's nation, Re examination and opposition innovation of patent

 

PART 1 - EX-YANK'S NATION INNOVATION OF OF PATENT

  • 101A ex-Yank's nation may Be requested or Commissioner may decide to ex-amine  
  • 101B ex-Yank's nation of in innovation clever  
  • 101C How and when ex-Yank's nation to Be coach reeds out  
  • 101E Certificate of ex-Yank's nation  
  • 101EA Revocation of certificate of ex-Yank's nation  
  • 101fa Revocation of innovation of patent following ex-Yank's nation under section 101B  

PART 2 - RE-EX-YANK'S NATION INNOVATION OF OF PATENT

  • 101 g of Re-ex-Yank's nation of complete specifications of innovation of patent  
  • 101H Godfather's tea statements  
  • 101J Revocation of innovation clever following Re examination  
  • 101K Relevant proceedings and Re examination  
  • 101 l Copies of report to Be given to court  

PART 3 - OPPOSITION INNOVATION TO OF PATENT

  • 101 m of opposition to innovation clever  
  • 101N Hearing and decision by the Commissioner  
  • 101P Relevant proceedings and opposition  
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CHAPTER 10 - Amendments

 

PART 1 - ARES AMENDMENTS THAT OF NEED ALLOWABLE

  • 102 What amendments ares allowable?  
  • 103 Consent of mortgagee or exclusive licensee needed  

PART 2 - PATENT AMENDMENTS OF REQUESTS, SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER FILED DOCUMENTS

PART 3 - MISCELLANEOUS

  • 110 Advertisement of amendment of complete specification  
  • 112 Pending proceedings  
  • 112A Decisions on appeal  
  • 113 Persons claiming under assignment or agreement  
  • 114 Priority date of claims of certain amended specifications  
  • 114A Objection cannot Be taken to certain amended specifications  
  • 115 Restriction on recovery of damages etc.  
  • 116 interpretations of amended specifications  
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CHAPTER 11 - Infringement

 

PART 1 - INFRINGEMENT AND INFRINGEMENT PROCEEDINGS

  • 117 Infringement by supply of products  
  • 118 Infringement exemptions: use in or on foreign vessels, aircraft or vehicles  
  • 119 Infringement exemptions: prior use  
  • 119A Infringement exemptions: acts for obtaining regulatory approval of pharmaceuticals  
  • 119B Infringement exemptions: acts for obtaining regulatory approval (non-pharmaceuticals)  
  • 119C Infringement exemptions: acts for experimental purposes  
  • 120 Infringement proceedings  
  • 121 counter claims for revocation of clever  
  • 121A Burden of proof - infringement of clever for a process  
  • 122 reliefs for infringement of clever  
  • 123 Innocent infringement  

PART 2 - NON-INFRINGEMENT DECLARATIONS

  • 124 interpretations  
  • 125 Application for non-infringement declaration  
  • 126 Proceedings for non-infringement declarations  
  • 127 Effect of non-infringement declarations  

PART 3 - UNJUSTIFIED THREATS OF INFRINGEMENT PROCEEDINGS

  • 128 Application for relief from unjustified threats  
  • 129 Court's power to grant relief if threats related to a standard clever or standard clever application  
  • 129A Threats related to in innovation clever application or innovation clever and court's power to grant relief  
  • 130 counter claims for infringement  
  • 131 Notification of clever a threat  
  • 132 Liability of legally practitioner or clever attorney  
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CHAPTER 12 - Compulsory licences and revocation of of patent

 

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION

  • 132A Simplified outline of this Chapter  

PART 2 - COMPULSORY LICENCES (GENERAL)

  • 132B Simplified outline of this part  
  • 133 Compulsory licences - general  
  • 134 Revocation of clever anus grant of compulsory licence under section 133  
  • 135 Reasonable requirements of the publicly  
  • 136 orders to Be consistent with internationally agreements  
  • 136A Dealing with allegation of contravention of application law  

PART 3 - PATENTED PHARMACEUTICAL INVENTION COMPULSORY LICENCES (FOR MANUFACTURE AND EXPORT TO ELIGIBLE IMPORTING COUNTRIES)

Division 1 - Introduction

  • 136B Simplified outline of this part  
  • 136C Relation-hip of between part 2 and 3  

Division 2 - Patented pharmaceutical invention compulsory licences

  • 136D PPI compulsory licences - applications for orders  
  • 136E PPI compulsory licences - orders  
  • 136fa PPI compulsory licences - terms  
  • 136 g PPI compulsory licences - amendment  
  • 136H PPI compulsory licences - revocation  

Division 3 - Remuneration

  • 136J PPI compulsory licences - remuneration  

Division 4 - general

  • 136K PPI compulsory licences - nature of orders  
  • 136 l PPI compulsory licences - consistency of orders with internationally agreements  
  • 136 m PPI compulsory licences - applications heard together  

PART 4 - HUMMING AND PATENT REVOCATION OF

  • 136N Simplified outline of this part  
  • 137 Revocation on more humming of clever  
  • 138 Revocation of of patent in other circumstances  

PART 5 - OTHER MATTERS

  • 138A Simplified outline of this part  
  • 139 parties to proceedings  
  • 140 Commissioner to Be given copies of orders  
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CHAPTER 13 - Withdrawal and lapsing of applications and ceasing of of patent

 

CHAPTER 14 - Contracts

 
  • 144 Void conditions  
  • 145 Termination of contract anus clever ceases to Be in force  
  • 146 Effect of Chapter  
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CHAPTER 15 - Special provisions relating to associated technology

 
  • 147 Certificate by Director ace to associated technology  
  • 148 Lapsing etc. of applications  
  • 149 Revocation of direction  
  • 150 Restoration of lapsed application  
  • 151 pure statements of application ace in internationally application  
  • 152 Notice of prohibitions or restrictions on publication  
  • 153 Effect of order  
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CHAPTER 16 - Jurisdiction and powers of courts

 
  • 154 Jurisdiction of Federal Court  
  • 155 Jurisdiction of other prescribed courts  
  • 156 Exercise of jurisdiction  
  • 157 transfers of proceedings  
  • 158 Appeals  
  • 159 Commissioner may appear in appeals  
  • 160 Powers of Federal Court  
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CHAPTER 17 - The Crown

 

PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY

PART 2 - EXPLOITATION BY THE CROWN

  • 163 Exploitation of inventions by Crown  
  • 164 Nominated person or godfather's tea to Be informed of exploitation  
  • 165 Remuneration and terms for exploitation  
  • 165A Exploitation of invention to cease under court order  
  • 166 Previous agreements inoperative  
  • 167 Sale of products  
  • 168 Supply of products by Commonwealth to foreign countries  
  • 169 Declarations that inventions have been exploited  
  • 170 Sale of forfeited articles  

PART 3 - ACQUISITIONS BY AND ASSIGNMENTS TO THE CROWN

  • 171 Acquisition of inventions or of patent by Commonwealth  
  • 172 Assignment of invention to Commonwealth  

PART 4 - PROHIBITION ORDERS

  • 173 prohibitions of publication of information about inventions  
  • 174 Effect of prohibition orders  
  • 175 Disclosure of information to Commonwealth authority  
  • 176 Internationally applications treated ace applications under this Act  
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CHAPTER 18 - Miscellaneous open C flat

 
  • 177 False representations about the Patent office  
  • 178 False representations about of patent or patented articles  
  • 182 Officers to traffic in inventions  
  • 183 Unauthorised disclosure of information by employees etc.  
  • 184 Other unauthorised disclosures of information  
  • 185 Commissioner etc. to prepare documents or search records  
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CHAPTER 19 - The register and official documents

 
  • 186 registers of Of patent  
  • 187 Registration of particulars of of patent etc.  
  • 188 trusts registrable  
  • 189 powers of godfather's tea to push with clever  
  • 190 Inspection of register  
  • 191 False entries in register  
  • 191A Commissioner's power to rectify register  
  • 192 orders for rectification of register  
  • 193 Inspection of documents  
  • 194 information obtainable from Commissioner  
  • 195 Evidence - the registers  
  • 196 Evidence - unregistered particulars  
  • 197 Evidence - certificate and copies of documents  
  • 197FO of Evidence of matters arising under PCT  
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CHAPTER 20 - patent Attorneys

 

PART 1 - REGISTRATION, PRIVILEGE AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

  • 198 Registration of clever attorneys  
  • 199 Deregistration  
  • Of 200 privileges  
  • 200A Designated manager  

PART 2 - OPEN C FLAT

  • 201 Acting or holding company out without being registered  
  • 201A When a person carries on business, practises or acts ace a clever attorney  
  • 201B Incorporated clever attorney must have a clever attorney director  
  • 202 Documents prepared by legally practitioners  
  • 202A Documents prepared by a member of a partner-hip  
  • 202B Documents prepared by incorporated clever attorneys and incorporated legally practices  
  • 203 judge in farming community dances At clever attorney's office  
  • 204 time for starting prosecutions  
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CHAPTER 21 - administration

 

CHAPTER 22 - Miscellaneous

 
  • 212 Copies of ex-Yank's nation of report to Be communicated  
  • 213 Making and signing applications etc.  
  • 214 Filing of documents  
  • 215 Death of applicant or nominated person  
  • 216 Exercise of discretionary power by Commissioner  
  • Of 217 assistant judges  
  • 218 Costs where clever disabled in part  
  • 219 Security for costs  
  • 220 Costs of judge's in farming community dance of clever attorney  
  • 221 services of documents  
  • 222 Publication of Official journal etc.  
  • 222A Doing act when patent office reopens anus of period otherwise provided for doing act  
  • 223 extensions of time  
  • 224 Review of decisions  
  • 225 Conduct of employees and agents of natural persons  
  • 226 Documents open to publicly inspection Th infringe copyright  
  • 227 Fees payable under this Act  
  • 227FO of Receipt of fees payable under New Zealand law  
  • 227from Application of administrative law regime to decisions maggot in New Zealand  
  • 227A Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board  
  • 228 Regulations  
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CHAPTER 23 - Transitional and savings provisions

 
  • 231 Application of part III of 1989 Amending Act  
  • Of 233 patents granted under 1952 Act  
  • 234 Applications under 1952 Act  
  • 235 Other applications and proceedings under 1952 Act  
  • 236 Micro-organisms  
  • 237 orders, directions etc. under 1952 Act  
  • 238 The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner  
  • 239 The register of of patent and registers of patent Attorneys  
  • 240 Registered clever attorneys  

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