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Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: Inherent Anticipation

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This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed. The Objection In a typical objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claimed compound is anticipated and cannot be patented because, although unknown at… → Read More

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: Proof of Utility

Section 2 of the Patent Act

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This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed. The Objection In a typical objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claimed composition of matter, while novel and non-obvious, cannot be patented because… → Read More

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: Dosing Regimens

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This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed. The Objection In a typical objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claimed medical treatment with dosing elements is unpatentable subject matter falling outside… → Read More

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: Breadth of Claims

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This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed. The Objection In a standard objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claims do not comply with section 84 of the Patent Rules because… → Read More

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: The Equivalents Clause

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This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed. The Clause Equivalents clauses are common in patent specifications, particularly those originally prepared and filed in the United States. A classic equivalents clause provides… → Read More