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Unlocking Efficiency: Fintech Patent Success in Canada

June 18, 2024

In Canadian patent law, the determination of the “actual invention” is a relevant and necessary question in assessing patentable subject matter.  Generally, a computer is only considered part of the actual invention if running an algorithm on the computer improves the computer's efficiency (for example,…

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2022 Patent Appeal Board Statistics

March 01, 2023

There has been a reduction in the number of computer-implemented inventions reviewed by Canadian Patent Appeal Board (“PAB”) as revealed in the 2022 statistics. Despite the reduction, recent court developments have likely increased the overall patentability of computer-implemented invention in Canada. In…

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2021 Patent Appeal Board Statistics

March 22, 2022

Patent applicants with computer-implemented inventions may find some reassurance in the 2021 Canadian Patent Appeal Board (“PAB”) statistics.  Despite a general sense that the PAB is hostile to these types of inventions, the statistics reveal that computer-related subject matter rejections are over-turned…

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