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Federal Court of Appeal sends Amazon one-click patent application back to commissioner of patents

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • November 30 2011

On November 24, 2011, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Canada (AG) v. Amazon.com, Inc., directing that the Commissioner of Patents resume the examination of Amazon.com’s patent application in accordance with the Court’s reasons. In so doing, the ultimate patentability of Amazon.com’s claims in the application remains to be determined, subject to the Commissioner’s particular application of the Court’s reasons

Nothing non-obvious about applying pre-existing technology to the Internet

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

Addressing the issue of obviousness of patents directed to Internet-based software, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a

Federal Circuit affirms jury verdict of invalidity based on on-sale bar and public use

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

Affirming the district court’s judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cleared Facebook of allegations of patent infringement, finding that that the patent in suit was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) because the patentee’s product which embodied the patented subject matter was on sale and in public use more than one year before the filing of the patent

With "one click", business methods are patentable in Canada

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 15 2010

In a decision of the Federal Court of Canada released on October 14, 2010, Amazon.com, Inc. v. Attorney General of Canada, the Court allowed an appeal from a ruling by the Commissioner of Patents ("Commissioner") that had originally denied a patent application by Amazon.com Inc. ("Amazon") for its pervasively successful one click online ordering technology

Amazon’s ‘one-click’ patent still alive in Canada

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 30 2011

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal, addressing whether Amazon’s famous “one-click” business method was properly considered statutory subject matter under the Canadian Patent Act, allowed Amazon’s appeal from the Patent Appeal Board but directed the Commissioner of Patents to reexamine the patent on an expedited basis, not with the lower court’s direction that the claims at issue constituted patentable subject matter, but instead directing that the Commissioner identify the actual invention after a purposive construction of the claims

Appeal against exclusion from patentability of software to protect minors online allowed

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 12 2012

In relation to the application by Protecting Kids the World Over (PKTWO) 2011 EWHC 2720 (Pat), the High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal against a decision of a Hearing Officer that found that an alarm notification system for monitoring inappropriate electronic communications fell within the computer program exclusion

Rembrandt v. Facebook: district court excludes damage expert where expert failed to apportion damages to patented features in accused product

  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2013

Rembrandt Social Media, LP ("Rembrandt") filed a patent infringement action against Facebook alleging that Facebook infringed two of its patents

PTAB grants request for rehearing relating to procedure for serving petitions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

In an order granting a request for rehearing to address the issue of a filing date of a petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR), the U.S. Patent and

Federal Circuit affirms invalidity under section 101 of patent claims directed to guaranteeing performance of online transactions

  • Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2014

A claim that merely requires generic computer implementation of an abstract idea is not subject matter eligible under section 101. At issue were

Federal Court of Appeal weighs in on business methods

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 25 2011

On November 24, 2011, the Federal Court of Appeal released its highly anticipated decision in the case of Amazon.com’s so called ‘one-click’ patent