Patent-eligibility of “business methods” – no longer business as usual

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By Baxter IP, as presented at the Legal Wise Seminar on 31 May 2012. Recently is has become difficult if not impossible to patent “business methods” in Australia. Such is evident from the large number of “business method” patent applications being refused by the Examiners and Delegates at IP Australia. This article is addressed to …

“One-Click” computer implemented business method patent allowed in Canada

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In a recent development, a Canadian federal court has ruled in favour of Amazon.com Inc. allowing them to patent their “one-click” order process for online shopping. The online retail giant has been in a legal battle for 12 years seeking to patent a single-click ordering system which had already been granted in the United States. …