Fast-Track Patent Exam In Canada Leads To Cost Savings

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT) -- The fast-tracking of patent applications in Canada has positioned the country as a highly cost-effective jurisdiction in which to procure patent protection with speed and efficacy.

There are two ways to speed up the patent examination process in Canada. An application can be advanced for examination out of its regular order in Canada if:

a. the application meets the requirements of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with a participating patent office; or

b. a request is made for a Special Order.

David Kappos, former director of...
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