On October 14, the Canadian Federal Court held, in Amazon.com, Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), No. T-1476-09, that Amazon’s “one-click” online ordering system was a “business method” that was patentable under section 2 of the Patent Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-4. In doing so, the Federal Court overruled a decision by the Canadian Patents Commissioner. Copies of the decision are available in English and French.
This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.