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Amazon decision signals change on business methods

Eileen McDermott, New York

Canada’s Federal Court last week overturned a rejection of Amazon’s one-click patent application, characterising the commissioner of patents’ analysis as being “far outside [her] jurisdiction”

The decision marks a significant step in clarifying Canada's law on business method patentability and brings the country closer to the US approach.

The one-click patent claims a method of purchasing goods online. It is patented in the US, and...

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