Will Microsoft vs. i4i Patent Case Influence Canadian Law?

Professor Norman Siebrasse on why it won’t: the statute is different, the precedent is different, and the U.S. Supreme Court expressly did not consider policy arguments.


  1. Let’s hope. Software patents are nothing more than an innovation inhibitor.

  2. Canada doesn’t currently recognize software patents. I do expect the feds to change that now that Steve has his magic majority wand to wave. It will cost us a boat load of jobs, but any thing to be more like Americans and less like those awful Canadians.