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Patent Legislation & Commentary, 2017 Edition

This patent law desktop reference for IP practitioners, agents and clerks brings together the full text of current and former versions of the Patent Act (pre and post Oct. 1, 1989) and Regulations and Rules, the Plant Breeders' Rights Act and Regulations, plus prescribed forms and related material.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433493532

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This desktop reference for IP practitioners, agents and clerks brings together the full text of the current and former versions of the Patent Act (pre Oct. 1, 1989 and post Oct. 1, 1989) and Regulations and Rules, the Plant Breeders' Rights Act and Regulations, plus prescribed forms and related material. The year in review and the introductory commentary fully update you on legislative, jurisprudential and practice developments.

Features and Benefits

  • Introductory commentary – Gain an overview of both the legislative and operative frameworks for patent practice in Canada
  • Year in review – Discover major recent developments and their implications on patent practice
  • Full text of key legislation and pertinent material – Locate essential patent information and data with no need to search elsewhere
  • International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
  • Schedule of fees
  • Table of concordance comparing the Patent Act, R.S.C. 1985, c.P-4 to the Patent Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. P-4

New Edition Highlights:

  • An extensive 2016 Year in Review, capturing recent changes to the legislation including:
    • Amendments to the Patent Act from S.C. 2015, c. 36 (Bill C-59), in force June 23, 2016, adding the new s. 16.1 regarding privileged communications
    • Canada's signing of CETA and the introduction of Bill C-30 which purports to implement CETA changes to the Patent Act and Regulations
  • Expert Analysis of significance of key recent cases on:
    • Promised Utility (Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Canada (Min. of Health), 2016 FC 856)
    • Double Patenting (Apotex Inc. v. Eli Lilly Canada Inc., 2016 FCA 267)
    • History and Purposes of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (Teva Canada Limited v. Pfizer Canada Inc., 2016 FCA 248)
  • Updated forms
  • Updated addresses of Plant Breeders' Rights Offices in UPOV Member Countries
  • Updated Membership of the World Trade Organization

Who Uses This Consolidation?

  • Intellectual property lawyers who need to stay abreast of the latest developments in patents
  • Intellectual property agents/clerks who must have instant access to pertinent legislation and related material for preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Intellectual property trainees/students who need an overview of patent law and practice
  • Large business corporations and in-house counsel who need to guard their own patents against infringement
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada who must have instant access to key legislation and material in delivering current programs and services

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Table of contents

Year in Review 
Commentary: Patents
Table of Concordance
Patent Act (Post Oct. 1/96)
Patent Rules
Patent Regulations
Patent Cooperation Treaty
PCT (Schedule of Fees)
Request Form Under PCT
Demand Form Under PCT
Patent Act (Post Oct. 1/89)
Patent Act (Pre Oct. 1/89)
Commentary: Plant Breeders' Rights
Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Plant Breeders' Rights Regulation
Plant Breeders' Rights – Related Material
Membership List of the World Trade Organization