The Canadian government has provided notice of a number of proposed changes to the Canadian Patent Rules. These particular changes will impact patent applicants' costs and may call for different prosecution tactics.
As of this writing, the date proposed changes are to come into force has not officially been announced. However, we expect this to happen within the first few months in 2022. Those prosecuting Canadian patent applications may therefore wish to take the opportunity to prepare in advance. The following explanation of the proposed changes is intended to be of aid during such preparations. Read more