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Dominic Alfred

IP and Technology Lawyer, Alfred Law

The granting of Canadian patents is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Canadian federal government - under the control of CIPO - and is governed by the Canadian Patent Act and Patent Rules.

Patent protection is requested by filing a formally prepared application with CIPO, which should include background, description, drawings and claims that provide sufficient detail of the invention and its operations for a notional person skilled in the area to create it. Also included in the filing are the requisite CIPO patent application fees and details concerning the invention's inventor(s).

Once a request for examination is filed, a patent application is examined by a patent examiner in view of any information publicly available before the filing date. Once deemed allowable by the patent examiner, the patent is issued after payment of an issue fee.

Answered: 7 months ago