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Patent Legislation & Commentary, 2020 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.
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Patent Practice after Bill C-43 and the new Patent Rules, all in force as of October 30, 2019
With the amendments made to the Patent Act by Bill C-43 and with the new Patent Rules, all in force as of October 30, 2019, patent practice has changed significantly.

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 2020 Edition features the full text of, and discussion of the amendments made to the Patent Act by Bill C-43 and the full text of the new Patent Rules, along with the full text of the Patent Rules in force prior to October 30, 2019. 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 Year in Review, examining the Bill C-43 amendments to the Patent Act and the new Patent Rules that affect:
    • Filing Requirements for non-PCT Applications
    • PCT national phase applications
    • Priority claims
    • Information needed for a patent application
    • Divisional applications
    • Timelines and processes for the examination of patent applications
    • Abandonment and reinstatement
    • Payment of fees
    • Third party rights
  • Discussion of key recent decisions on the issues of:
    • Claim construction, invalidity, infringement and remedies of infringement
    • Recent decisions interpreting the post-September 2017 Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations

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

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Table of contents

Year in Review 
Commentary: Patents
Table of Concordance
Patent Act (Post Oct. 1/96)
Patent Rules (Post Oct. 30/19)
Patent Rules (Pre Oct. 30/19)
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