Greater Clarity for Subject-Matter Eligibility in Canadian Patents: The Benjamin Moore Case

Marc Lampert News, Patent, Patents

By Marc Lampert The Federal Court, in Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 923, has recently issued a decision that may help address a controversial practice by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO); and in doing so, will add much needed certainty for patent Applicants. …

Upcoming Changes to Canadian Patent Rules: How to Plan Ahead

Marc Lampert News, Patent, Patents

By Marc Lampert and Ammar Kalanaki Recent amendments to the Patent Rules will come into force on October 3, 2022 and introduce (1) excess claim fees, and (2) a request for continued examination (RCE) practice; among several other amendments.   The new Rules will apply to any application for which a request …