Ryan, Richie

Wednesday, 26 April 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 260 No. 7

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Patent Applications.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce why the Irish Patent Office takes longer than other patent offices abroad to make decisions on applications; the average time between applications and deci...More Button

Arising from the Minister's astonishing admission of total failure in regard to the Patents Office, could he give us some concrete assurances now that this disgraceful position will be remedied so as ...More Button

Would the Minister be good enough to give the number of applications now in this backlog to which he refers?More Button

Glory be! The Minister should be ashamed of himself. Seven thousand Irish inventors waiting to get their patents and the Minister casually dismisses the matter.More Button

And 12 per cent of them are Irish and most of them have already got patents from England, America and elsewhere and cannot get an Irish patent from the Irish Patents Office and for the past seven year...More Button

Of course it is. The Minister has just said so.More Button

Because Irish inventors are getting patents in England. They cannot afford to wait for the Irish Patents Office to deal with their applications and England is getting the credit for Irish inventions.More Button

Of course it is.More Button

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he is satisfied that the present patent system in Ireland adequately encourages, protects and assists Irish inventors; if he is aware that the number of...More Button

Would the Minister consider adding to his reply that the legislation is adequate when operated and that the protection is adequate when operated but at the moment it is totally inadequate due to the i...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Protection of Industry.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what percentage by value of total imports into Ireland from Britain in each of the years 1970, 1971 and 1972 was excluded by orders made to protect Irish i...More Button


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