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Patentability Searches: Weighing the Pros and Cons and Exploring Recent Developments

July 24, 2023

In the dynamic world of intellectual property, patents play a crucial role in safeguarding innovation and encouraging technological advancements.  One possible step in the patenting process is conducting a patentability search, also known as a prior art search, which involves assessing the novelty…

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Amendments to Canada’s Patent Rules

June 23, 2023

Introduction On June 21, 2023, amendments to Canada’s Patent Rules were published. The amendments introduce several significant changes to patent practice in Canada.  The most noteworthy change is a substantial increase (25%) in government patent fees that is set to take…

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2022 Patent Appeal Board Statistics

March 01, 2023

There has been a reduction in the number of computer-implemented inventions reviewed by Canadian Patent Appeal Board (“PAB”) as revealed in the 2022 statistics. Despite the reduction, recent court developments have likely increased the overall patentability of computer-implemented invention in Canada. In…

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