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Development of Inventions Act 1967

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15Short title, interpretation, repeals, savings and commencement

(1)This Act may be cited as the Development of Inventions Act 1967.

(2)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " the Corporation " means the National Research Development Corporation;

  • " invention " includes any new process or new technique and shall be construed without regard to whether or not a patent has been or could be granted;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Technology.

(3)The Development of Inventions Act 1948, the Development of Inventions Act 1954 and the Development of Inventions Act 1965 are hereby repealed.

(4)Any approval, consent or direction given, any appointment made or any other thing done under or by virtue of any provision of the said Acts shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to have been given, made or done under or by virtue of the corresponding provision of this Act; and anything begun under any provision of those Acts may be continued under the corresponding provision of this Act.

(5)Without prejudice to the last foregoing subsection, any provision of this Act relating to anything done, or required or authorised to be done, under, or by reference to, that provision or any other provision of this Act shall have effect as if any reference to that provision or to that other provision, as the case may be, included a reference to the corresponding provision of any Act repealed by this Act.

(6)So much of any document as refers expressly or by implication to any enactment repealed by this Act shall, if and so far as the context permits, be construed as a reference to this Act or the corresponding enactment therein.

(7)Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the general application of section 38 of the Interpretation Act 1889 with regard to the effect of repeals.

(8)This Act shall come into force at the expiration of the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is passed.

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