Patents Bill

  • enacted

Subpart 2Patent rights

16 Nature of patent
  • (1) A patent is personal property.

    (2) The rules of law that apply to the ownership and devolution of personal property generally apply to patents as they apply in relation to other choses in action.

    (3) Equities in respect of a patent may be enforced in the same way as equities in respect of any other personal property.

    Compare: 1953 No 64 ss 63(5), s 84(4); 2002 No 49 s 9