Patents Act 2004

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Patents Act 2004[1]
Long titleAn Act to amend the law relating to patents.
Citation2004 c 16
Territorial extentThe same as the Patents Act 1977[2]
Royal assent22 July 2004
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Patents Act 2004 (c 16) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. One of the purposes of the Act is to give effect to the revised European Patent Convention which was agreed by Diplomatic Conference in November 2000.[3]

Section 1 - Methods of treatment or diagnosis[edit]

This section inserts section 4A of the Patents Act 1977 and defines the expression "the 1977 Act" for the purposes of this Act.

Section 17 - Commencement etc[edit]

The following orders have been made under this section:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 18(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Patents Act 2004, section 18(2)
  3. ^ Explanatory notes, paragraphs 3 and 6

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