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Changes to Canadian Patent Law

The Government of Canada has changed the previous Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime. The previous Patent Rules have now been replaced with a new set of rules, which have officially come into force as of 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.

On-Demand Webinars

Prepare yourself for upcoming changes to Canadian patent law

Date: 24 September, 2019

Length: 52 minutes
Available on-demand (originally recorded September 25, 2019)

Category: Patents

Presented by: and Charles Boulakia

Prepare yourself for upcoming changes to Canadian patent law
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Agenda:

  • 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?

 

Downloads

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

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

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Updates

As discussed in our previous article, the Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian patent regime.

A non-exhaustive list of amendments to consider when adapting a patent specification for filing in Canada

The Government of Canada is changing the current Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime.