Tagged: proprietary

Angels, unsurprisingly, belt-tightening - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 03, 2012

We shouldn’t be too surprised that the latest figures released on the Young Company Finance Index show a slight reduction in the amount of investment by Angels. After all, there’s only so much ‘spare’ money that Angels have to punt … 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

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

Time to read fine print of manuka research project specs - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 03, 2011

The puller-togetherer of the Manuka Research Partnership Ltd is reading the fine print of the Primary Growth Partnership contract with MAF. Neil Walker has no inside knowledge on whether the consortium’s biggest player, Comvita, will or won’t get taken over … Continue reading → … Read More

Where there’s a wool there’s a way F212 presumes - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 18, 2011

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the four new product ideas for use of coarse New Zealand wool that Fahrenheit 212 has come up with is that, as such, the core ideas aren’t new. F212 (see earlier blog here about … Continue reading → … Read More

Internet games follow the numbers and money - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 29, 2011

CerebralFix, as some might say contradictorily, makes digital games -for smart phones, other peoples’ websites, Facebook, its own website. Its CEO Ben Delleca, speaking at the Rutherford Innovation Showcase’s Digital Content Forum in Wellington on Friday 23 Sept., says the … Continue reading → … Read More

Free competition to find Transformative Technologies 2011 winner — give LanzaTech a hand - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 24, 2011

Those of a patriotic come competitive come interested in boosting cool technology bent may like to help LanzaTech in Biofuel Digest’s competition to discover the Transformative Technologies 2011 winner. In an ever decreasing round-robin ‘playoff’ two individual companies go head … Continue reading → … Read More

Random points of interest from NZBio, two - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 25, 2011

A second lot of interesting points – you know, the ‘what did you learn’ answers you give to people. • Photonz Omega-3 EPA production by fermentation of micro algae set to provide second reliable source after fish oil. EPA plus … Continue reading → … Read More