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Canada gets guidance on business methods

Eileen McDermott, New York


More than a year after Amazon’s One-Click patent was allowed in Canada, the Canadian Patent Office (CIPO) has released examination guidelines for computer-related inventions

The guidelines should help applicants to more effectively draft software and business method patents.

In line with the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling in Attorney General of Canada v Amazon.com, the guidelines are grounded in a so-called purposive construction of...


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