Nicolas Sapp and Louis-Pierre Gravelle – Speakers at Québec International on April 3


The conference titled The patentability of inventions in the computer field after the Amazon case will focus on inventions in the field of IT, including software, business methods, interactive entertainment and digital art. Patents in the IT field often constitute very important business assets for their owners notwithstanding the fact that historically, few companies pursued patent protection for their inventions as a result of the uncertainty surrounding their patentability in Canada.

However, the recent decision of the Commissioner of Patents to grant Amazon’s patent on its online shopping method called “one-click” is likely to change this practice, it now being confirmed that inventions in these field are indeed patentable. More information concerning this conference are available on the Québec International website.