[Osia-members] Software patents

Paul Foxworthy paul at cohsoft.com.au
Thu May 9 13:11:20 EST 2013


Craig Foss?

A wonderful example of nominative determinism
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_determinism)

On 9 May 2013 12:21, Don Christie <don at catalyst.net.nz> wrote:
> Hi
>
> This is one of the reasons I have been a little bit slack on OSIA TPP
> business. A lot of background review and input to drafting by a few
> people this side of the Tassy ditch.
>
> The press release from Minister Foss is here:
>
> http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/minister-supports-nz-software-innovation
>
> "Following consultation with the NZ software and IT sector, I am pleased
> to be further progressing the Patents Bill with this SOP. These changes
> ensure the Bill is consistent with the intention of the Commerce Select
> Committee recommendation that computer programs should not be
> patentable"
>
> Some good legal analysis here:
>
> http://www.iitp.org.nz/newsletter/article/430?utm_source=index
>
> It's not as straight forward an exclusion as we sought but we think it
> is better than most countries have.
>
> I believe this is very achievable in Australia. Anyone want to make it
> happen?
>
> Cheers
> Don
>
>
> On Thu, 2013-05-09 at 11:53 +1000, Bob Birchall wrote:
>> Positive development across the Tasman:
>> http://www.iitp.org.nz/news/archives/4547-IT_Professionals_support_removal_of_Software_Patents
>>
>> Bob Birchall
>> Calyx
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