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PATENTS ACT 1990 - SECT 20

Validity of patent not guaranteed

             (1)  Nothing done under this Act or the PCT guarantees the granting of a patent, or that a patent is valid, in Australia or anywhere else.

             (2)  The Commonwealth, the Commissioner, a Deputy Commissioner, an employee, or a New Zealand delegate, is not liable because of, or in connection with, doing any act under this Act or the PCT, or any proceedings consequent on doing any such act.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, it is immaterial whether an act was done in New Zealand.



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