Canada’s new Patent Rules: The good, the bad and the ugly

Event Details


Canada | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Radical changes to the Patent Act and Patent Rules came into force on October 30, 2019, the Government of Canada is seeking to modernize its intellectual property framework and comply with five international IP treaties, including the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), that harmonize administrative patent practice worldwide.

With the new and completely reorganized Patent Rules, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has introduced greater complexity to the Patent Rules, while reducing the minimum requirements to meet some critical deadlines and providing new “safety valves” for missed deadlines.


This webinar covers some of the important changes resulting from the new Patent Rules, with practical advice and insights for engaging with Canadian Counsel and CIPO, including:  

  • Changes that benefit applicants (the good)
  • Changes that constrain applicant flexibility in the prosecution of Canadian patent applications (the bad)
  • Changes that require applicant vigilance to preserve the validity and enforceability of Canadian patent grants (the ugly)


This is a one hour audio webinar that will be presented in English only.

Accreditation within Canada:
cpd banner for British Columbia This program qualifies for 1 hour of CPD credits.
CPD banner for Ontario This program contains 1 hour of content which may be claimed toward the Law Society of Ontario Substantive hours CPD requirement.
Quebec cpd banner This program contains 1 hour of content. You may submit your certificate of participation to your professional order.

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