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Patent Legislation & Commentary, 2018 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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$89.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433497240

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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

Also Includes

  • 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 2017 Year in Review, capturing recent changes to the legislation including:
    • Amendments to the Patent Act from S.C. 2017, c. 6, in force September 21, 2017, providing for the issuance of a Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) and the New Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations that came into force on September 21, 2017
  • Discussion of the latest developments in approaches to:
    • The Promise Doctrine based on the 2017 Supreme Court of Canada's decision in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (2017 SCC 36)
    • Issues of the Skilled Person and the Common General Knowledge based on Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. v. Arctic Cat Inc. (2017 FC 207) and Astrazeneca Canada Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC (2017 FC 142)
    • Issues of Anticipation, Obviousness and the Inventive Concept, Sufficiency of the Specification
    • Action for Patent Infringement
  • Amendments to the Patent Act from S.C. 2017, c. 6, in force since September 21, 2017
  • Amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, in force as of September, 2017
  • Amendments to the Patent Rules, in force as of September, 2017
  • The New Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations, in force as of September 21, 2017
  • Updated forms
  • Updated addresses of Plant Breeders' Rights Offices in UPOV Member Countries

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