Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Pharmaceutical solid forms – Patent Office proposes examination practice

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has released a proposed new section of Chapter 17 (Biotechnology and Medicinal Inventions) of its Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP), on the examination of pharmaceutical solid forms such as polymorphs, salts, hydrates, solvates, desolvates and co-crystals. 

Consultation on the new MOPOP section is open until August 10, 2018.