Submission on Software Patents

Peter Harrison has put together a strong submission to the Commerce Committee which is currently reviewing the Patent Bill going through Parliament. The NZOSS, like many others in the industry, is calling for a specific exclusion of Software as something that should be patentable.

The full submission is available here.

It is worth noting that the **Commerce** Committee only accepts submissions in hard copy format. It is disturbing that the committee responsible for reviewing an issue that is so fundamental to our industry seems to be so lacking in their own use of technology.

Many thanks to Peter for all his hard work on this.