Access to Information Request sent to Industry Canada for updated MOPOP for the review of software/business method patents.

I sent a request to Industry Canada's Access to Information Office for updates to the Manual of Patent Office Practices (MOPOP) drafted for the review of computer implemented inventions and business methods.

Since viewing an earlier draft this update has now been incorporated into an updated Chapter 12 titled "Utility and subject matter" and chapter 16 on "Computer implemented inventions". After sending a letter to the Industry Minister, critics, and policy makers at Industry Canada about this ATiP request I received a call from Louis-Pierre Riel, the person in charge of the updates of MOPOP.I have received a draft of these chapters which are intended to be publicly published in January 2005.