Current status: Closed
Opened to the public for comments between to .
This consultation was an important step in the process of modernizing the patent system.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office sought feedback from the public on the proposed amendments to the Patent Rules (the Rules) that were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on .
As part of the implementation of the patent term adjustment (PTA) obligation in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Government of Canada proposed regulatory amendments to the Patent Rules to better streamline the patent examination process, with a view to avoiding unreasonable or unnecessary delays in the granting of patents.
What we heard
The following is a compilation of the comments received. Please note that the comments are presented as they were submitted, in the language in which they were written.
Comments received during the consultation
July 3 to August 3, 2021
- Declan Hamil, Innovative Medicines Canada (PDF: 130 KB 2 pages)
- AIPPI Canada (PDF: 227 KB; 4 pages)
- Brion Raffoul, Brion Raffoul Intellectual Property Law (PDF: 148 KB; 3 pages)
- Ericsson Canada (PDF: 144 KB; 4 pages)
- FICPI Canada (PDF: 65 KB; 7 pages)
- Kathleen E. Marsman (PDF: 250 KB; 7 pages)
- Graeme Boocock, Borden Ladner Gervais (PDF: 104 KB; 3 pages)
- IPIC (PDF: 465 KB; 26 pages)
- Leigh Matheson, CIPO (PDF: 125 KB; 3 pages)
- David Campbell (PDF: 203 KB; 2 pages)
- Emma Saffman (PDF: 118 KB; 1 pages)
- Robert A.H. Brunet, Brunet & Co. (PDF: 191 KB; 2 pages)
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