Tagged: Patent

Venture Solutions operates in commercialisation’s ‘no-man’s-land’ - Stick

Peter Kerr May 24, 2012

The untitled head of nine month old Venture Solutions Ltd recently and reluctantly agreed to put up a website advertising its services. Grant Marris’s reluctance is warranted. Operating in the ‘no-man’s-land’ between the (often backyard) inventor and other types of … 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

Do Patents Really Have Nothing to do With Innovation? - Stick

Peter Kerr Feb 16, 2012

A guest blog – Doug Calhoun’s recent comments, here and here, on the potential fate of NZ IP law encouraged sticK to ask Doug to write more fully As Stephen Joyce, the new minister both of science and innovation and … Continue reading → … Read More

Nano tech fabricated into new use - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 02, 2011

Nano technology’s been touted as the next big thing…..for quite a while now when you think about it. But so far there’s been precious little product that found its way into everyday use; not counting cosmetic products with nano particles … Continue reading → … Read More

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