Patent Legislation & Commentary, 2021 Edition
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Patent Practice during the Pandemic
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Patent Act was amended in 2020 to include a new section associated with the provisions on government use, allowing the Commissioner of Patents, on the application of the health minister, to authorize the Government of Canada and any person specified in the application to make, construct, use and sell a patented invention to the extent necessary to respond to the public health emergency described in the application.
Keeping abreast of the changes
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
- Discussion of key recent decisions on the issues of:
- patentable subject matter,
- claim construction,
- the meaning of “skilled person”,
- the meaning of “prior art”,
- infringement, and
- remedies of infringement.
Who Uses This Consolidation?
- Intellectual property lawyers who need to stay abreast of the latest developments in patent law and procedure
- 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
Table of contents
Year in Review
Table of Concordance
Patent Act (Post Oct. 1/96)
Patent Rules (Post Oct. 30/19)
Patent Rules (Pre Oct. 30/19)
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