Jennifer Webb is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and is enrolled in Professor Mgbeoji’s Patents class in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. Due to the nature of “cloud” infrastructure, companies filing patents for cloud based innovations […]
The Dirty Details of Disclosure: Navigating the Fine Line Between Prior Art and Public Good in British Patent Law
Mekhala Chaubal is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On 27 July 2011, Mr. Justice Arnold of the Patents Court Division of the High Court of England and Wales, by refusing to grant a summary judgment to the plaintiffs in LG Electronics v Sony Europe Ltd & Others (“LG Electronics”) opened the door […]
Neda Navabi is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is currently enrolled in Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji’s Patents class, in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. On October 14th, 2010, the Federal Court ruled that Amazon.com should be permitted […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On August 16, 2011, the US Court of Appeal released the decision of Cybersource Corporation v Retail Decisions Inc. reinforcing that a process that can be done merely by a series of mental steps is not patentable subject matter under s.101 of Title 35 […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In response to the Federal Court’s decision in Amazon.com, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued further guidelines to its patent examiners regarding subject-matter patentability.
Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The European Patent Office (EPO) Board of Appeal has ruled that Amazon’s one-click system is too obvious to patent.
Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 21, 2011, Amazon.com appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal responding to an appeal of the Federal Court’s decision that Amazon’s “one click” business method constituted patentable subject matter.
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Following an appeal from Phelan J.’s decision to allow Amazon’s ‘one-click’ business method patent, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. and the Canadian Bankers Association have been granted leave to intervene through written submissions and brief oral arguments.
Alan Macek of IPPractice.ca reports: "Amazon.com filed its Responding Memorandum of Fact and Law earlier this week (PDF available) in the proceeding on patentable subject matter at the Federal Court of Appeal."
Professor Siebrasse is a Professor of Law at the University of New Brunswick. His patent law blog is Sufficient Description. The turn to policy in legal analysis that began with the Realists has undoubtedly been salutary in its overall effect on the law, but we have yet to fully come to grips with the evidentiary […]