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Canada’s new patent rules analysed

Ellie Mertens, New York

Some of Canada’s changes to its patent law will have a big impact on companies’ strategies, according to lawyers, but it’s “business as usual” for now

The new rules allow Canada to ratify WIPO’s 2000 Patent Law Treaty (PLT), which the country signed in 2001. The amendments were finalised in the Canada Gazette’s July 10 issue, and will come into force on October 30.

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