Patents Regulations 2014

72 Grounds on which Commissioner may direct applicant to request examination of patent application

The prescribed grounds for the purpose of section 64(2) of the Act are as follows:

(a)

the Commissioner reasonably considers it expedient to give the direction, having regard to the progress made in the examination of applications filed before the filing date of the application concerned; or

(b)

the Commissioner reasonably considers it to be in the public interest to give the direction; or

(c)

the Commissioner reasonably considers it expedient to give the direction, having regard to the examination of another patent application.

Compare: Patents Regulations 1991 r 3.16 (Aust)