Canadian patent law
Canadian patent law is the legal system regulating the granting of patents for inventions within Canada, and the enforcement of these rights in Canada.
A patent is a government grant that gives th...
Airbus' Removable Cabin Patent Is An Exciting Glimpse Into The Future
Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's biggest annoyances. It's a removable cabin. Passengers ...
Boeing Patents Flying Drone That Turns Into A Submarine
This April, the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing's Nathan Hiller for a "rapid deployment air and water vehicle." According to Boeing, the patented craft could be carr...
Apple patent for viral advertising in cross-platform social media
Apple has been granted a patent for a new viral advertising management system that can track ads or media content as it is shared via different methods, such as email, texts and social networks like F...
Google Patents 'Creepy' Internet Toys To Run The Home
Google's R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users an...
MIT And UC Berkeley Dispute Over Rights To Gene Editing Tech
When gene editing came into the minds of scientists such technology was still regarded as sci fi stuff by most of the researchers in the academic communities. Nowadays, MIT and UC Berkeley dispute ove...
Boeing has patented a plasma ‘force field’ to protect against shock waves
As weapons get more sophisticated, researchers are trying to build defence systems that can keep pace, and what’s better than a force field? Aerospace and defence giant Boeing has been awarded a paten...
One Man Holds A Patent That Could Crush Monsanto And Change The World
In 2006 a patent was granted to a man named Paul Stamets. Even though Paul is the world’s leading mycologist, his patent has received very little attention and exposure. Why? As stated by executives i...
Future Tech: Biggest patents and acquisitions of the month
Biggest patents and acquisitions of the month
Patent
A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an in...
Patent - Wikipedia
Canadian law
The Canadian legal system has its foundation in the English common law system with some influence from Scots Law, inherited from being a former colony of the United Kingdom and later a Commonwealth Re...
Canadian law - Wikipedia
Novelty and non-obviousness in Canadian patent law
For a patent to be valid in Canada, the invention claimed therein needs to be new and inventive. In patent law, these requirements are known as novelty and non-obviousness. A patent cannot in theory b...
Novelty and non-obviousness in Canadian patent law - Wikipedia
Subject matter in patent law in Canada
In Canadian patent law, only “inventions” are patentable. Under the Patent Act, only certain categories of things may be considered and defined as inventions. Therefore, if a patent discloses an item ...
Patent infringement in Canadian law
Once an invention is patented in Canada, exclusive rights are granted to the patent holder as defined by s.42 of the Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4). Any interference with the patent holder's "full ...
Airbus' Removable Cabin Patent Is An Exciting Glimpse Into The Future
Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's biggest annoyances. It's a removable cabin. Passengers ...
History of patent law
The history of patents and patent law is generally considered to have started with the Venetian Statute of 1474 and the 1624 English Statute of Monopolies.
There is some evidence that some form of...
History of patent law - Wikipedia
Manual of Patent Office Practice
The Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) is a manual for patent agents and patent examiners, published by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). It documents the procedures and practic...
Inheritance law in Canada
Inheritance law in Canada is constitutionally a provincial matter. Therefore, the laws governing inheritance in Canada is legislated by each individual province.
Where a person dies intestate, th...
Pledge to Africa Act
The Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa Act (in full: An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act), a key piece of legislation implementing Canada's Access to Medicines Regime, was a bill int...
Large and small entities in patent law
In United States patent law, those applying for a patent, i.e. applicants, and patentees may claim a particular status depending on the number of their employees. The fees to be paid to the patent off...
Subject matter in Canadian patent law
In Canadian patent law, only “inventions” are patentable. Under the Patent Act, only certain categories of things may be considered and defined as inventions. Therefore, if a patent discloses an item ...
Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)
Harvard College v Canada (Commissioner of Patents) is a leading Supreme Court of Canada case concerning the patentability of higher life forms within the context of the Patent Act (Canada). At issue w...
Defences and remedies in Canadian patent law
A patent holder in Canada has the exclusive right, privilege and liberty to making, constructing, using and selling the invention for the term of the patent, from the time the patent is granted. Any p...
Tennessee Eastman Co. v. Commissioner of Patents
Tennessee Eastman Co v Canada (Commissioner of Patents), [1974] S.C.R. 111, is a leading Supreme Court of Canada authority for the proposition that medical or therapeutic methods are not patentable in...
Presumption of validity in Canadian patent law
The presumption of validity refers to the fact that, once a patent has been issued, the courts will presume that it is valid, unless there is evidence to the contrary.
Section 43(2) of the Patent ...
Presumption of validity in Canadian patent law - Wikipedia
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is the patent, trademark, and copyright administration body of Canada. Structurally the CIPO functions as a Special Operating Agency (SOA) which is as...