Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Zealand bans software patents

I'm not sure how this really works? eg could i set up a NZ based company and sell software on the web that whilst otherwise would be sued/injunction for patent infringement if operating in the USA could operate in NZ with impunity?

How could USA based companies deal with this?

Similar to the Caribean gambling WTO ruling (eg ) does this mean companies will be able to act outside the USA legal net but if they ever fly to USA territories (or those where extradition exist) they will be snapped up by black pajama clad USPTO officers in black helicopters to be renditioned to East European torture centers?

What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. I'm not familiar with the details, but I would imagine that it just means that such patents are unenforcable in NZ courts. Not really a big deal.