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Request for Examination under the New Patent Rules

February 11, 2020

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 requesting examination of applications.  When a patent application is filed in Canada, either directly or under the PCT,…

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Patent Appeal Board Pilot Program for High-Tech Inventions

January 15, 2020

The Canadian Patent Office has recently announced a new pilot project related to the Patent Appeal Board (“PAB”).  The pilot project begins January 20, 2020 and will be in effect for a period of 12 months. The new pilot project deals with high-tech (electrical/computer/software) applications…

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Changes to Canada’s Patent Rules: Examiner’s Reports

January 14, 2020

On October 30, 2019, the new Canadian Patent Rules came into force.  The new Patent Rules include a number of significant changes. One such changes relates to prosecution timelines. Examiner’s Reports issued before October 30, 2019 For…

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