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Generics win concession in New Zealand


A new amendment to New Zealand's Patents Act excludes from patent infringement actions concerned with obtaining regulatory approval there or elsewhere. The change threatens the rights of patent owners and could achieve more than the government intended, warns Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

In a surprise move, the New Zealand parliament recently enacted the following amendment to the New Zealand Patents Act 1953:

Regulatory Review Exception

It is not an infringement of a patent for a person to make, use, exercise, or...


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