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We, the undersigned:

  • believe that innovation is hindered, not helped, by software patents;
  • believe that the current clause 10A(2) of the Patents Bill undermines the exclusion of software patents;
  • request that Commerce Minister Craig Foss alter the Supplementary Order Paper for the Patents Bill currently awaiting its second reading before NZ Parliament to read as follows:
    10A(2): Subsection (1) does not prevent an invention that makes use of an embedded computer program from being patentable.
# Comment
161 Michael Darley Ra Anderson Robinson sole trader Software patents hinder my ability to create.
162 Guy Kloss Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
163 Neil Harsant SysLinx
164 Richard Hector Individual
165 James Mitchell Maungawhau Information Technology
166 Simon Welsh
167 Robert Benjamin Terrill Collins Canonical Software patents are a tremendous burden, and nearly every one I've seen is trivial and not worthy of the status of 'invention'.
168 Christopher Tombleson
169 Abby Gibson PAN media
170 Michael Hudson-Doyle sole trader
171 Sam Parkin Boolean
172 Paul Cardno Sci Art Innovations
173 Colin Ellis Sole Trader
174 Hugh Stanley Marshall
175 Mark Stowers Micron Secruity Products We do not want Apple like attacks in this country.
176 Thor Russell VPSL Software patents are very counterproductive.
177 Brendan Cooper
178 Jonathan Harker Openblue Limited
179 Mark Pascall 3months
180 David Quinn Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen — the Internet — has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology. -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
181 Nathan Ganly sole trader
182 Matt Gilbert
183 Martin Stewart B.o.p poly technic I.T dept
184 Carl Crawford aquaFORCE software
185 Ash Foster Student Developer
186 Zarek Jenkinson
187 Joseph Thompson
188 Redentor Mati Pegasus Health Charitable Ltd
189 James Pole Pole Networks Limited
190 Danny W. Adair Unfold
191 Tom Clark School of Information Technology, Otago Polytechnic The potential introduction of software patents in New Zealand critically threatens our ability to innovate in the information technology field.
192 Richard McMillan Individual SW patents in any form are a redundant and restrictive monopoly grant on an idea. Any move to grant patents on any form of software is a highly suspect decision with disastrous consequences.
193 Will Laugesen Adherence Media Limited
194 Andrew Stephen Plinth Consulting Limited In the EU the "as such" wording has been the cause of ongoing confusion, argument and disagreement over the patentability of software. In 2010 the German high court ruled that all software was patentable, in part because of the "as such" wording. Stop this madness from killing our own local industry.
195 David J. Pearce Victoria University of Wellington
196 Jamie Penney Sole Trader
197 Mike Riversdale Riversdale Enterprises Ltd
198 Michael Heuberger Binary Kitchen
199 Jurgen Lottermoser
200 Ramesh Rayudu