Canada’s Bilski

A Federal Court of Canada decision that Amazon’s “one-click” method of doing business could be patentable will be appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal. Let us hope that sanity prevails. The patent application will be re-examined. Let us hope that the examiner does a more thorough job of showing how silly patenting methods can be. There is no difference between a method of doing business and a mathematical expression. It is a method of processing information in Amazon’s case, abstract and not patentable. If you can patent method A and method B. Is method A+B patentable? What about A-B? Wake up, commissioner!

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Canada’s Bilski

  1. Richard Chapman says:

    When all you are is a patent examiner, all the world is a patent.

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