Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > AusBiotech supports 'Raising the Bar'

Abstract:
AusBiotech welcomes a legislative Bill that has been introduced into the
Australian Parliament today - The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment
(Raising the Bar) Bill 2011.

AusBiotech supports 'Raising the Bar'

Australia | Posted on June 21st, 2011

AusBiotech confirms its support in general for this package of
intellectual property reform developed by IP Australia and contained in
the 'Raising the Bar' Bill. Specifically, AusBiotech is in favour of a
broad research use exemption from patent infringement becoming enshrined
in Australia's patent law so this country's researchers and industry may
be confident as they strive to innovate.

In its recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Patent Amendment
(Human Genes & Biological Materials) Bill 2010, AusBiotech stated its
belief that the thresholds for patentability should be properly set and
rigorously applied across all forms of invention, ie: in a
technology-neutral manner. AusBiotech has publicly and strongly opposed
the Patent Amendment (Human Genes & Biological Materials) Bill 2010, as
it completely fails to address any of the community's valid concerns and
threatens scientific research and development on biological materials.

AusBiotech is instead in favour of the Government's 'Raising the Bar'
Bill which, when taken together with the erudite recommendations from
the Australian Law Reform Commission 1999 report, the Senate Inquiry
into Gene Patents (2010) and the Advisory Council on Intellectual
Property 2010 review will deliver the solutions to address the issues
identified by clinicians, researchers, industry and the community.

AusBiotech strongly encourages the Australian Parliament to support the
Bill so that the many consequential benefits of the law reform can be
effected.

Dr Anna Lavelle, CEO of AusBiotech said: "Two years of consultation and
deliberation that has resulted in the "Raising the Bar' Bill, will
guarantee a strengthening of Australia's IP management system."

####

About AusBiotech
AusBiotech is Australia's voice on biotechnology, and represents more
than 3,000 members, encompassing medicines, medical diagnostics and
devices, agriculture, alternative fuels and climate change.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lorraine Chiroiu
AusBiotech
Communications Manager
03 9828 1414 / 0429 801118

Copyright © AusBiotech

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. - Hospital Collaboration - 400 Person Lung Cancer Detection Trial December 17th, 2014

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

Announcements

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Silicon Valley-Based Foresight Valuation Launches STR-IP™, a New Initiative for Startups to Discover the Value of Their Intellectual Property December 18th, 2014

Chemists Fabricate Novel Rewritable Paper: An attractive alternate to regular paper, UC Riverside-developed technology helps address increasing problems in environment and resource sustainability December 2nd, 2014

Dicerna Announces License Agreement with Tekmira to Advance Dicerna’s PH1 Development Program November 17th, 2014

First genetic-based tool to detect circulating cancer cells in blood: NanoFlares light up individual cells if breast cancer biomarker is present November 17th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE