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Internet Patents

(Links to Strategy 2: Advocacy and Public Policy)


Staff Support: Campbell Gardiner

Status: Active   


Baldwins runs an IP Watch service, where applications for patents are monitored in case something of interest to the Internet community arises. The service was brought into effect through publishing the information on a website, as a public good provided by InternetNZ to the local Internet community at low cost.


$5,500 in 2009/10.

Overall Progress Summary:

The database can be found at the following link:

Activities planned for next month:

Review of site traffic and further opportunities for marketing is planned.


  • Business as usual monitoring of IP Watch database.
July 2009
  • Lodged submission on the Software Patents Bill.
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