Andrew Christie; Sarah L Moritz; Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.
|注意：||"November 2004, revised April 2005."|
|描述：||v, 61 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.|
|内容：||1. Executive summary --
2. Introduction --
3. The Australian patent system --
4. Empirical analysis of Australian second-tier patent systems --
|丛书名：||IPRIA report, no. 02/04.|
|责任：||Andrew F. Christie and Sarah L. Moritz.|
"Australia has experienced two systems of second-tier patent protection. In 1979, Australia's inaugural second-tier patent was introduced - the petty patent. In the following two decades extensive reviews of the petty patent system were undertaken and, as a result, in 2001 it was replaced by a new second-tier patent system - the innovation patent. This review traces the history of both Australian second-tier patents, and analyses their operation. The main question addressed is whether the petty and innovation patent systems have met, or meet, the objectives for which they were introduced." -- p. 1.