Winner - Public Affairs
Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
NSW State Awards for Excellence 2010
Balancing the Gene Patenting Debate in Australia
Client: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

The Senate Inquiry into Gene Patents investigated whether patent laws covering genes should be revised.

IPTA approached CallidusPR to help facilitate two-way dialogue with the Committee to ensure all potential consequences to be carefully considered before making any changes to the Act.

Callidus worked with IPTA to develop its position, key messages and to facilitate briefings with the Committee and with key media.

At the time of this award, the Committee has delayed reporting from November 2009 to September 2010 due to “the complex nature of many issues associated with this inquiry.”