P2PNet: Business method patents ‘face rough ride’
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Date: 27 May 2009 21:40
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Yet the panel delivered very strong language rejecting the mere possibility of business method patents under Canadian law. The panel noted that "since patenting business methods would involve a radical departure from the traditional patent regime, and since the patentability of such methods is a highly contentious matter, clear and unequivocal legislation is required for business methods to be patentable." In applying that analysis to the Amazon.com one-click patent, the panel concluded that "concepts or rules for the more efficient conduct of online ordering, are methods of doing business. Even if these concepts or rules are novel, ingenious and useful, they are still unpatentable because they are business methods." The CPAB decision is not necessarily the end of the road for the one-click patent since Amazon.com has the option of appealing the decision to the Federal Court.
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