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CIPO issues new guidance on patentability of computer-implemented inventions

Canada - March 15 2013 On March 8, 2013, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published its practice guidance following the Federal Court of Appeal decision in...

Yolande Dufresne.


Canada reconsiders business method patents

Canada - December 2 2011 On November 24, 2011, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to re-examine whether Amazon.com’s “one-click” patent is directed to patentable subject matter....

Yolande Dufresne.


Bill C-11: Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act revisited

Canada - October 6 2011 On September 29, 2011, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act....

Yolande Dufresne, Andrew Bernstein.


United States converts to first-to-file patent system

Canada - September 22 2011 On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law, implementing the most significant changes to U.S. patent law in more than half a century....

Karen Townsend.


Changes to the U.S. patent system on the horizon

Canada - June 28 2011 Legislation aimed at making a number of changes to patent law in the United States has now been passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives....

Karen Townsend.