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Patents Bill

This Bill is designed to replace the Patents Act 1953 and update the New Zealand patent regime to ensure that it continues to provide an appropriate balance between providing adequate incentives for innovation and technology transfer while ensuring that the interests of the public and the interests of Maori in their traditional knowledge are protected.
Member in charge: Hon Craig Foss
Type of bill: Government
Parliament: 48-50
Bill no: 235-2
Introduction: 9/7/08
First reading: 5/5/09
Referred to: Commerce Committee
Submissions due: 2/7/09
SC report(s): 30/3/10
Second reading: 12/9/12
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 120, 123, 124, 126, 237, 336, 348
Committee of the whole House: 27/8/13
Divided by committee of the whole House -- see Schedule of divided bills
Third reading: 27/8/13
Royal assent: 13/9/13
Act: Patents Act 2013 (13/68)