The purposes of this Act are to—
(aa) provide an efficient and effective patent system that—
(i) promotes innovation and economic growth while providing an appropriate balance between the interests of inventors and patent owners and the interests of society as a whole; and
(ii) complies with New Zealand’s international obligations; and
(a) ensure that a patent is granted for an invention only in appropriate circumstances by—
(i) establishing appropriate criteria for the granting of a patent; and
(ii) providing for procedures that allow the validity of a patent to be tested; and
(b) provide greater certainty for patent owners and the users of patented inventions that patents will be valid after they are granted; and
(c) address Māori concerns relating to the granting of patents for inventions derived from indigenous plants and animals or from Māori traditional knowledge; and
(d) promote quality, expertise, and integrity in the profession of patent attorneys; and
(e) ensure that New Zealand’s patent regime takes account of international developments.
(e) ensure that New Zealand’s patent legislation takes account of developments in the patent systems of other countries.