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.
In a standard objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claims do not comply with section 84 of the Patent Rules because they are broader in scope than the teachings of the description. Frequently, the examiner will request that the claims be amended to incorporate an “essential element” identified from the disclosure.
The Regulatory Provision
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