Category: Canadian Patents

Save Time and Money filing a patent in Canada Using the Patent Prosecution Highway

For applications that qualify, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is often an effective way to expedite the examination process, while at the same time reducing the costs of Canadian patent prosecution. The PPH enables foreign applicants to utilize the results of a previous examination resulting in either a positive...

Filing a Request for Examination of a Canadian Patent

Filing a patent application in Canada doesn’t automatically entitle you to an examination. An examiner will not review your application, communicate with you or grant your patent until a Request for Examination is filed and the appropriate fee is paid.   In this post we’ll cover: Submitting a Request for...

Canadian Patent Application Deadlines

If you are filing patents in Canada from abroad, you must be aware of the deadlines imposed by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Paris Convention under WIPO, and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). When filing in Canada under the Paris Convention, the most relevant deadline is 12-months from...