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Canada Patent Application Process

Updated:2018-5-14 15:14:04    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:232

Canada patent application will be handled by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's (CIPO's) Patent Office according to the steps set out below. In Canada, patents are granted to the first inventor to file an application, so it is smart to file as soon as possible after you complete your invention in case someone else is on a similar track. Even if you can prove that you were the first to think of the invention, you lose the race if a competing inventor files before you do.

Again, it is very important not to advertise or disclose information about your invention before you are ready to file for a patent. Public disclosure of your invention before filing for a patent may make it impossible to obtain a valid patent and jeopardize the possibility of you receiving similar rights in other countries. Many people and companies that apply for patents use a registered patent agent. Once you have chosen an agent.

Steps for Obtaining A Patent in Canada
1. Determine if you need a patent agent. (Note: If you choose to hire an agent, they may assist you for the remaining steps.)
2. Do a preliminary search (if there is an existing patent, consider ending the process now).
3. Prepare a patent application.
4. File your application.
5. Request examination.
6. Examiner does search for prior publications and studies your application.
7. Examiner either approves or objects to the application.
8. Respond to the examiner's objections and requirements.
9. Examiner reconsiders and either approves or calls for further amendments.

Time-frame and Validity
Generally speaking, the time it takes varies. If you file your patent correctly, and the Office approve it without changes, and no objections are raised, the time it takes to get your patent will be on the shorter side. You can help by filing correctly, answering the official notices and other communications quickly and letting them know about any change in your address.

Once the Office gives you a patent, you have the right to stop others from manufacturing, using or selling your invention in Canada. This right begins from the filing date up to a maximum of 20 years from that date.

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