10 Ways Canada's Patent Rules May Be Changing

By Edward Fan, Melanie Sharman Rowand, Michele Clarizio and Denise Ramsden (June 13, 2019, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The government of Canada has proposed amendments to its Patent Rules, which are expected to be promulgated in final form in mid-2019 and come into force in late-2019. Assuming the current draft of the amended rules will be maintained, these new Patent Rules will create a number of changes to the patent regime in Canada. The government of Canada is making these amendments in part to ratify the Patent Law Treaty and more closely align its patent regime with the United States and other major trading partners.

In this article, we explore 10 implications from these proposed changes, including shortened timelines,...

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