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Changes Regarding Patent Allowance

December 19, 2019

On October 30, 2019 the new Canadian Patent Rules came into force.  The new Patent Rules include a number of significant changes, including changes related to the allowance of applications.  When a patent application is allowed by CIPO there is a statutory requirement to pay a fee…

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Late National Phase Entry in Canada

November 26, 2019

On October 30, 2019, the new Canadian Patent Rules came into force.  The new Patent Rules include a number of significant changes.  One such change relates to the possibility of late national phase entry for PCT applications.  Canada requires national phase entry from PCT applications…

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Canada's Bill C-86: Impact on Canadian Patent Law

January 24, 2019

Canada’s Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (the “Bill”), received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018. The Bill, which implements the federal government’s 2018 budget, brings a wide array of changes to Canada’s intellectual property regime. In particular, a number of noteworthy…

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