Commissioner of Patents provides revised examination guidance to patent examiners in view of Amazon.com decision

August 9, 2011

As a result of the Federal Court’s decision in the infamous Amazon.com case, released October 14, 2010, the Commissioner of Patents has provided revised practice guidelines to Canadian patent examiners in relation to general approaches to examination.

Unfortunately, given that we are currently awaiting a decision on appeal from the Federal Court’s decision, the question begs whether these new guidelines will remain relevant for long.

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