Australia-New Zealand “SAP” and “SEP” patent reforms facing the chop – opportunity lost?

On 13 July 2016, the Commerce Select Committee recommended to the New Zealand Parliament that it should pull the pin on the mooted Single Application Process (“SAP”) and Single Examination Process (“SEP”) schemes.  Such schemes, if established, stood to streamline application and examination processes for patent applicants in Australia and New Zealand.   As Select