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Patent Legislation & Commentary, 2019 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 and Regulations and Rules, and related legislation, and material. The year in review and the introductory commentary fully update you on legislative, jurisprudential and practice developments.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433501183

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Stay on top of Bill C-86 and the latest changes to the patent world

  • With the proclamation of Bill C-86 on December 13, 2018, the Patent Act is now amended to:
    • provide for exemptions from infringement for acts committed for the purpose of experimentation,
    • broaden the scope of prior user rights,
    • set minimum requirements for “written demands relating to patents” such as demand letters or cease and desist letters,
    • allow file wrappers to be admissible into evidence, and
    • Provide for licensing commitments that bind the owner of a standard-essential patent to also bind any subsequent owners and holders.

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 2018 Year in Review, capturing:
    • the highlights of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as it relates to patents
    • Bill C-86’s key amendments to the Patent Act
    • key recent decisions on the issue of remedies for patent infringement and decisions made under the pre- and post-September, 2017 Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations
  • Fully updated Patent Act, as amended by Bill C-86
  • 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