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Proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules published for public consultation

by David Schwartz

The Government of Canada has opened a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules, running from August 1 to September 8, 2017. The changes relate principally to pending amendments to the Patent Act intended to bring it into compliance with the Patent Law Treaty (PLT). This article provides an overview of significant changes to Canadian patent practice that would result if the proposed Rules come into force in their present form.

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