From the Ontario Court, in Paradigm Shift Technologies Inc. v. Alexander Oudovikine, 2012 ONSC 148, the court rejected a motion for an interlocutory injunction on alleged trade secrets held by an ex-employee. In Boulangerie St-Méthode v. Boulangerie Canada Bread, 2012 QCCS 83, the Quebec Court considered distinctiveness and descriptiveness of the mark « sans gras sans sucre » for bread.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released a decision today in DealerTrack v. Huber on the patentability of computer claims. It held that claims “for executing a computer program” were means-plus-function limited to the algorithms in the specification and “computer aided” limitations did not render claims patentable subject matter.
In a decision released today, Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32, the Ontario Court of Appeal recognized the existence of a cause of action for intrusion upon seclusion under the common law.
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision today in Golan v. Holder on the constitutionality of measures to apply copyright to certain works not previously covered by copyright. The majority (6-2) held that the measures were constitutional. Continue reading USSC issues decision on copyright and public domain
Research In Motion once again tops the list of receiving the most patents in Canada in 2011. Others in the top 5, were P&G, Schlumberger, Honda and Hoffman-La Roche. Approximately 20,000 patents were issued in Canada.
The Canadian Patent Office has allowed the Amazon.com ‘one-click’ patent application and the final fee has been paid. The application, CA2,246,933, was subject of the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision 2011 FCA 328 on patentable subject matter.