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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
281 Matt Button sole trader
282 John Fouhy
283 Ian Simpson The Logic Studio Ltd
284 Marc McHardy Marc McHardy Design Software patents CAN help to protect ip however in most cases they are used to scare others into giving up on software for the sole fear of getting into hot water, they stifle innovation which is derived from imitation.
285 Jeremy McIntyre Miller
286 Brian Ellis Calm Limited
287 Lisa Labuschagne self As a Psychology and Law student, I oppose software patents. Patenting a software concept is fundamentally different to copyrighting a specific bit of code - the legislation does not make that clear.
288 Edward Philip Grigg Charles Copyleft
289 Keith Duthie
290 Pierrick Parigot
291 Amir Laher KoruStar Ltd
292 Jochen Daum Automatem Ltd
293 Rochelle Furneaux Enspiral Legal Ltd Software patents do not help New Zealand owned businesses, or investment in New Zealand
294 Alan Twohill Mobius Ltd
295 Nicole Wilson sole trader
296 martin victor james hart
297 Albert van Aardt Northland Polytechnic Computer software programs are essentially mathematical algorithms, i.e. methods to solve problems. If software were to be patented, then any thought process can be patented - an absurd situation. The laws around copyright are more than sufficient to protect the I.P. around software. Making software patentable will just over-complicate matters and stifle innovation, as new inventions will be tied down by endless court cases.
298 Mark Osborne Albany Senior High School Shameful capitulation to the interests of multinational software companies at the expense of the rights and freedoms of New Zealanders.
299 David Robinson
300 Jonathan Court SNJCourt Limited I agree with no patents for software and I disagree with anything that undermines that.
301 Timothy Westbrook Sole Trader Simply put, software patents as currently envisioned do nothing but stifle innovation .
302 Lynne Pope Computer software is nothing more than design decisions mixed with algorithms. Patenting computer software restricts the building blocks of programming and hinders innovation. It is as absurd as allowing authors to patent their "inventions" of phrases and word combinations.
303 Vincent McColl
304 Benjamin Healey Inquisio Limited
305 Jeremy Mark Cubey
306 Jessica Lin
307 Jon dow Application innovation Stop software patents there is no need for them
308 Thomi Richards
309 Doug Anderson Über Geek IT
310 Drew Broadley
311 Christianus johannes Folkers Agricultural Software limited
312 Edward Abraham Dragonfly Science
313 Darren Pitt
314 Michael S Sutton Michael S Sutton Limited I support the Petition as I have first hand experience of the negative conduct by all sectors surrounding the international Patent wars. As a Wellington inventor I was granted patents in the United States and New Zealand for advanced messaging services (1998 US 5,771,238 & 1997 NZ 262,206). The code was embedded and realized onto plug-on components for the mobile PSION PDA devices and used Motorola 68HC11E9 mcu's, enabling binary, encrypted and compressed messaging with full remote command and control and Digital Rights Management to be carried on basic 7bit text sms paging networks suitable for digital cellphones. This was developed during my work of ~1987-1995. I and then my Company sued Nokia in connection with the 238 Patent between 2006 and 2011 in the United States up to the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit CAFC in Washington DC.,48
315 Murray Singleton
316 Andy Newport
317 Andrew Simes A. M. Simes Limited
318 Simon Verbiest Sole trader
319 Sam Law
320 Harvey Till Vegetill Farms.