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NZ government makes software 'unpatentable' (for now)

The Register - The New Zealand government has decided to push through the country's contentious new Patent Bill without making any amendments to it, thereby making software "unpatentable". However, NZ's commerce minister Simon Power noted that the country's Intellectual Property Office would draft new guidelines once the Bill has passed the final stages in Parliament. The rulebook will eventually allow inventions that contain embedded software to be patented, he said.