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[Webinar Replay] Canada’s journey to patent law reform: what you need to know about the revised act and rules

- 11:55 AM

Recording date: November 7, 2019 | 55 mins | To watch replay, click here

Smart & Biggar partners, Daphne Lainson and Matthew Zischka, hosted a special webinar with Lexology on November 7th, about the new Canadian patent law rules that took effect on October 30, 2019 and will affect innovators and companies doing business in Canada. 

Canada will complete its long journey of patent law reform, which began in 2014. With the new Patent Rules, the last of the major amendments to the Patent Act came into force on 30 October, 2019.

While the amendments will render Canada compliant with the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), there are aspects of the new law which go well beyond the PLT and are unique to Canada.

This webinar will provide you with practical guidance in order to prepare you for the changes on:

  • new fee payment rules, and avoiding terminal loss of rights;
  • changes to filing and national phase entry requirements;
  • new, shortened prosecution deadlines; and
  • changes to amendment practice, including after allowance and post-grant.

In addition, the webinar will review important new provisions of the Canadian Patent Act that are already in force, and that have changed local patent law as it relates to:

  • prosecution history estoppel;
  • experimental use;
  • prior user rights;
  • standard-essential patents; and
  • demand letters.

This presentation is designed for in-house counsel across industries and private practice lawyers from other jurisdictions.

To watch a replay of the webinar, click here.