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Category: News

Canada Increases Patent Term for Eligible Pharmaceutical Patents

September 26, 2017

Canada previously stood apart in its failure to grant additional patent term for drug patents. That changed on September 21, 2017 when new statutory and regulatory framework came into force. If eligible, the term of a patent can be extended by up to two years.

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Delivery to a New Non-Promise Land

July 11, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that promises made in a patent are not the standard against which the utility of a patent is measured. This is a departure from previous decisions and a positive development for those seeking patent protection of pharmaceutical and other inventions in Canada.

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Bill C-43 Changes

November 2, 2015

The Canadian Patent Act is to be amended in an effort to harmonize Canadian laws with other countries, with a number of noteworthy changes. These changes have not yet come into force, but could potentially represent a positive development in Canadian patent law moving forward.

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PPH – Fast Track Examination in Canada

October 15, 2015

If you have a patent application with one of Canada’s PPH partners, you may be able to fast-track your patent application in Canada. If you meet the requirements, you can receive your first action or notice of allowance faster and at no additional government fee being payable.

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