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Who may be granted a patent?

             (1)  Subject to this Act, a patent for an invention may only be granted to a person who:

                     (a)  is the inventor; or

                     (b)  would, on the grant of a patent for the invention, be entitled to have the patent assigned to the person; or

                     (c)  derives title to the invention from the inventor or a person mentioned in paragraph (b); or

                     (d)  is the legal representative of a deceased person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

             (2)  A patent may be granted to a person whether or not he or she is an Australian citizen.

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