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Submission + - Canada rejects business method patents (michaelgeist.ca)

Lorien_the_first_one writes: "Canadian Patent Appeal Board Rules Against Business Method Patents

The Canadian Patent Appeal Board determined that "[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.'" Looks like the US courts could face some peer pressure. :)"

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Canada rejects business method patents

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The decision doesn't have to be logical; it was unanimous.

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