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ACC and Ministry of Health: winners in patent battle

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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 debate.

ACC and Ministry of Health: winners in patent battle over computerised healthcare information ‘connectivity’ invention

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun for sticK

(sticK – 10 April 2012 ) 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 debate.

And the outcome has been a complete success for ACC and MoH. A patent application originally accepted by IPONZ has been comprehensively refused by a hearing officer after an opposition process that lasted almost six and a half years.

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http://sticknz.net/2012/04/05/acc-and-ministry-of-health-winners-in-patent-battle-over-computerised-healthcare-information-connectivity-invention/

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