Pat Pilcher on Software Patents

Posted on: February 17, 2013 - 09:03 By: Feynmanfan

Pat Pilcher of the NZ Herald writes on software patents

The hope held out by many was that software would be excluded from being covered by patents, however it now appears that the government is likely to change patent legislation so that software can be patented. Even though the Commerce Select Committee and numerous industry experts have all recommended that software be excluded from patentability, amendments made to the bill after pressure was placed on the government could be sufficiently vague that software could end up being patented.