Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Business Methods appeal to be heard this summer

As posted earlier, the Federal Court in Amazon v. Canada, 2010 FC 1011 held that a method of doing business (a "business method") can be patentable subject matter.  The Department of Justice on behalf of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is appealing this decision, in court file A-435-10.

From the documents filed at the court earlier this week, it's likely that the hearing will be heard in Ottawa in May of this year, and a decision should be rendered before the end of 2011.  Depending on the appeal decision, we might see the Supreme Court tackle this issue in 2012.

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