Tagged: Doug Calhoun

Software Patents: the Difference between Excluding Computer Programs as Such and Excluding Computer Programs as Such - Stick

Peter Kerr May 23, 2013

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun The Patents Bill has had a tortuous ride through Parliament – to say the least. Introduced in 2008, it was reviewed by a select committee in 2009 and reported back in March 2010. In September … Continue reading → … Read More

The Patents Bill and the Wai 262 Report: two solitudes in search of common ground - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 26, 2012

A guest blog by Doug Calhoun In an earlier post on the Patents Bill: I mentioned that the introduction of the Bill had been delayed for 14 years because of concerns about the Wai 262 claim. Nearly fifteen months after … Continue reading → … Read More

ACC and Ministry of Health: winners in patent battle over computerised healthcare information ‘connectivity’ invention - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 05, 2012

By guest blogger, Doug Calhoun Throughout the debate on the patenting of software, a battle has been quietly percolating under the radar over a NZ patent application (NZ525001) that has touched upon just about every issue in the software patent … Continue reading → … Read More

Optimising autoimmune treatment patent invalid: a ‘Law of Nature’ is not a law passed by Congress - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 23, 2012

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun On 20 March the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision unanimously allowing an appeal by the Mayo Clinic and declaring invalid two patents that a lower court had found Mayo to … Continue reading → … Read More

The Patents Bill: Please leave it alone until the super ministry is sorted - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 16, 2012

Guest blog by Doug Calhoun The new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which will combine Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Labour, and Building and Housing, attracted the usual headlines about job losses and efficiency dividends: (see here). But beyond … Continue reading → … Read More

Science embraced: patent policy merits a brief mention - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 07, 2012

Another guest blog by IP mentor, Doug Calhoun The McGuinness Institute is to be congratulated on its exhaustive analysis of science in New Zealand, “Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded Science Under the Microscope”: The report will no doubt generate considerable … Continue reading → … Read More

Gene patent debate in Australia — into injury time? - Stick

Peter Kerr Feb 29, 2012

A guest blog – Doug Calhoun’s recent sticK blog on potentially crippling effects of intended patent law changes (see here) encouraged some healthy discussion (including on SciBlogs). In the interests of helping to ensure that upcoming legislation gets it right … Continue reading → … Read More

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