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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, the guidelines are grounded in a so-called purposive construction of...

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