Resources

Upcoming Changes to Canadian Patent Law

The Government of Canada is changing the current Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime. The current Patent Rules will be replaced with a new set of rules, which will come into force on October 30, 2019.

Below is a list of downloads and resources that we have made available to better understand these upcoming changes, and how they may affect applicants.

Webinars

Prepare yourself for upcoming changes to Canadian patent law: what are the impacts now, and in the future?
52 minutes
Available on-demand (originally recorded September 25, 2019)

Changes to Canadian patent law are coming into effect on October 30, 2019. This webinar will provide you with the knowledge to prepare for how the changes will impact your current patent applications, as well as future applications.

Presented by Christine Wong and Charles Boulakia, this webinar plus Q&A session discusses:

  • Key changes – Overview of changes
  • Impact on transitional cases – How your current applications/patents are affected
  • Revisiting your patent strategy – What are new pitfalls? What will be more forgiving?

To view the on-demand webinar: Click here

Downloads

13 Changes and Counting: Changes to Canada’s Patent Regime in 2019:
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Business Not As Usual: Adapting to Canada’s Streamlined Patent Regime:
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Important Updates

13 Changes and Counting: Changes to Canada’s Patent Regime in 2019

Coming into force on October 30, 2019, read our overview of the changes which include provisions to prepare you for the changes to come.

Click here to view the blog post, authored by Christine Wong and Bobby Leung.

Business Not As Usual: Adapting to Canada’s Streamlined Patent Regime

The Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian patent regime. One of the goals is to streamline the patent prosecution process.  While the prosecution process may become more efficient, applicants may need to adapt to the changes as they seek patent protection in Canada. In view of the new streamlined patent regime, certain patent prosecution strategies may need to be rethought.

Click here to view the blog post.

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