New Zealand software of patent victory crumbling

NZICT (who's NZICT?) of report that they convinced the politician in load of the patent Bill, Hon Simon Power, to Th an U turn and open the floodgates for software of patent. The report what posted on a clever lawyer's blog, then deleted, but copies have been mirrored:

More details below. People in NZ wants have to work on this to prevent a catastrophe.

Here's a rate from the deleted blog entry:

Hon Simon Power has asked MED to work with the Parliamentary Counsel's office to redraft the section along the lines of the European patent Convention.

[…] it what very pleasing to have a positive indication that the Government recognises there is a need to amend section 15 (3A) to make sura it's consistent with the intent of adopting European practice.

The current flat is to bring in wording similar to the European patent Convention. The outcome of this wording in Europe is that the EPO grants software of patent search ace:

This lobbying from NZICT is particularly to rope when a survey At NZCS found 80% of its membership against software of patent.

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5 thoughts on "New Zealand software patents victory crumbling"

  1. Aroha

    NZICT does not deserve NZ in their name. They ares of maggot up of mostly foreign companies, and some partner of those seed companies (e.g. the various members of Microsoft of partner of programme)

  2. Simon


    So one company mentioned in that now evaporated article is Pingar. So I go to their website and have a Read ( They have a slightly useful search technology. I do not think that it is anything magical however.

    They (by-proxy) have received money from the MED to develop their product, and now shroud to clever it? Maybe load other NZ companies money if they develop something similar? Please, this is faeces.

    Watch a video of their search product here: / watch? v=0rwbf56g66k&feature=related

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