Learn about patents
Using patents as a business tool.
Learning the basics
Learn what you can patent and how a registered patent can help your business succeed.
Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics of Canadian patents.
Consult a checklist of IP rights to explore the types that you could exploit and learn how to maintain an IP inventory.
Learn what intellectual property (IP) is and about the different IP rights you can use to help commercialize your ideas.
Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics of IP in Canada.
Resources for filing
Consult our roadmap to learn about the process to obtaining a Canadian patent grant.
List of fees to be paid during the registration process of patents.
A database of all Canadian patents since 1869.
A step-by-step to filing a Canadian patent application.
Find out how to expedite the examination process for your patent application.
Find a registered patent agent.
Consult the Canadian Patent Act.
More information on patents
Understand patent infringement to learn when and how patent rights can be enforced.
General information on taking your patent abroad, with tips and links to WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty pages.
View our roadmap to learn about the process of appealing a rejected Canadian patent application.
Tips on invention disclosures and non-disclosure agreements.
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