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Breaking news: are software patents a thing of the past?

16 July 2010. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

New Zealand’s Minister of Commerce yesterday confirmed that computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the new Patents Act, but inventions for embedded software will be allowed.

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Lost in the dark: The utility of Patent Office Guidelines once again called into question

5 July 2010. Posted by Ian Finch .

In recent years more and more Australian practitioners have been doing business directly with IPONZ rather than instructing a local agent.  Understandably, many of those practitioners will look to the Intellectual Property Office’s published Guidelines to determine how procedural aspects of a case should be handled.  

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