2020 Engineering & Technology Year in Review
January 20, 2021
By Paul Horbal, Sunil Rao and Yuen Shek
2020 saw some notable developments relating to the patentability of software and computer-related inventions. Here, we review some of the key highlights: 1) the Federal Court of Canada’s decision regarding the proper test for patentable subject matter; 2) the subsequent updates to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) examination guidelines; and 3) related updates in the United States...