Patents Bill

James & Wells partner Jonathan Lucas says the regime is susceptible to trolls.

Software industry to benefit under proposed patent law changes    

Mon 9 Apr 5

But watch out for trolls, lawyer warns.

Craig Foss's bill now allows for software to be patented

Fight against patented software cranks up

Thu 13 Sep 24

Craig Foss' Patents Bill passes its second reading.

SMX CEO Jesse Ball (left) and CTO Thom Hooker

Tindall, Morgan-backed software company resigns from NZICT amid Patents Bill spat

Fri 31 Aug 17

SMX, which number Sir Stephen Tindall and Sam Morgan among its investors, publishes an open letter to NZICT CEO Candy Kinser. UPDATED with response from Ms Kinser.

NZICT Group CEO Candace Kinser

Software industry split as Foss drops Patents Bill bombshell

Thu 30 Aug 37

Some see industry “thrown under a bus,” others see modernisation that will save costs.

Two-word change to Patents Bill rescues software inventors

Thu 30 Aug 20

A last-minute amendment to the Patents Bill will be welcomed by software developers, bringing New Zealand in line with international markets.

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