- Deposit of microorganism under Budapest Treaty
- Patents recognized as personal property
- Opposition procedure introduced
On 15 Dec 2021, Alexander Nanta Linggi, the Minister of Domestic Trade tabled a Bill to amend the Patents Act 1983 in Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the parliament. The first reading was made two days earlier.
There are 69 clauses in the Bill which would need to be tabled in Dewan Negara, the upper house of parliament. We will provide our commentary on the amendment in the future. Stay tuned!
- 22 Dec 2021 update -
On 22 Dec 2021, Rosol Wahid, the Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade tabled the Bill to amend the Patents Act 1983 in Dewan Negara, the upper house of the parliament.
[58:33] Tabling of Patents (Amendment) Bill 2021 for Second Reading.
[1:05:46] Debate by Members of the Senate: Razali Idris and Mohd Apandi.
[1:31:44] The second reading of the Bill was agreed. The Bill was tabled again for third reading and passed.
** The Patents (Amendment) Act 2022 is in force since 18 Mar 2022 **