Information about patents and how to apply to get exclusive rights for an invention.
Services and information
Patent application and examination
How to file a patent application (in Canada, abroad or through the Patent Cooperation Treaty), request examination in Canada and fast track examination.
A list of fees for patent filing, examination, maintenance and other patent services.
Maintain your patent
Pay maintenance fees and maintain your patent protection.
File prior art
Raise questions about the patentability of a claimed invention.
How to transfer the ownership of a patent.
Search patent databases and download patent office records.
Industry training visits
Volunteer to have patent examiners visit your company to learn more about the field.
Patent Appeal Board
The role and activities of the Patent Appeal Board.
Research papers, patent quality, initiatives, consultations and legislation.
Order a copy or a certified copy of a patent application or patent document.
DAS request form
Deposit a patent priority document to the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)
Education, tools, and resources
Learn about patents
A compilation of educational content such as patent e-learning modules, fact sheets, infringement information, international resources and more.
Identify your IP
Consult a checklist of IP rights to explore the types of IP you could exploit and learn how to maintain an inventory of your IP.
Your path to getting a patent grant
Consult our roadmap to learn about the process of obtaining a Canadian patent grant.