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Patentability of computer-implemented inventions: how Canada compares to the United States in view of Alice corp
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • July 7 2014

Every patentee must understand that each patent system has evolved a unique way in which to effectively deal with the limits of patentable subject


Double patenting in Canada, the United States and Europe
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada, European Union
  • June 28 2011

Double patenting refers to the granting of two patents for a single invention in the same country to the same patentee


U.S. government now anti-gene patents?
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • November 24 2010

The Justice Department of the United States government recently filed an amicus brief in an appeal of a U.S. Federal Court decision regarding the patentability of naturally-occurring DNA sequences, taking the position that that these are not patentable as “part of nature.”


Medical diagnostic claims and Bilski
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • September 6 2010

In the long awaited decision in Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court has concluded that the machine-or-transformation (“MOT”) test is not the sole arbiter of patentable subject matter for “processes” under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act


Medical diagnostic claims and Bilski
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • July 9 2010

In the long awaited decision in Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court has concluded that the machine-or-transformation (“MOT”) test is not the sole arbiter of patentable subject matter for “processes” under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act


Business methods: "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" - U.S. Supreme Court issues opinion in Bilski v. Kappos
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • July 9 2010

On June 28th, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bilski v. Kappos that was hoped would clarify the law surrounding patent-eligible subject matter under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act


US Supreme Court hedges its bets and fails to deliver clarity in business methods case
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

The Supreme Court has rejected the claims of the Bilski application for processes for hedging against the risk in the commodity markets as an unpatentable business method


David Gibbins
  • Gowling WLG

Scott E. Foster
  • Gowling WLG

Alex Gloor
  • Gowling WLG