Consultation Paper has been released by IP Australia seeking stakeholder views on the revised recommendation by the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) that the Government should consider abolishing the innovation patent system. 

The Paper seeks views from interested stakeholders on:

  • ACIP’s revised recommendation; and 
  • Any alternate suggestions to encourage innovation amongst small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Submissions in response to the consultation paper can be made up until 28 September 2015.