Steffan Browning, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
In clause 15, replace subsection (4) (line 18 on page 29), with—
This Supplementary Order Paper clarifies that patents must not be held over life. Life is not a patentable invention. As currently drafted the exclusions cover plant varieties and humans or animals in certain situations. This amendment removes uncertainty by covering all organisms, micro-organisms, and their traits.