Changes to regulations for listing patents on Health Canada’s Patent Register

Publication October 2015

Canada’s Patented Medicines Notice of Compliance Regulations (PM(NOC) Regulations) are loosely based on the U.S. Hatch-Waxman regime and are meant to link patent protection with the drug approval process. As required by the PM(NOC) Regulations, Health Canada maintains a Patent Register (similar to the U.S. Orange Book).

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