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Now in its third edition, this book is directed toward patent agents/attorneys and lawyers, agent trainees, in-house patent counsel, technology transfer officers, and inventors specializing in the life sciences and chemistry. It aims to outline the features of Canadian patent practice that are most relevant to prospective patentees in Canada and around the world.

This book comprises four parts:

Part I outlines general patent practice in Canada. An overview of the Canadian patent system is provided, together with highlights of the procedural requirements for patent procurement in Canada. Requirements specific to inventions in the life sciences and chemistry are featured.

Part II deals with specific subject matter areas, including chemical compounds, biopolymers, antibodies, and life forms, to name just a few. Within each category, exemplary claim formats are provided.

Part III is devoted to regulatory issues, including the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, and Subsequent Entry Biologics.

Part IV deals with challenges to issued patents. Claim construction, infringement, and validity are discussed, as are third-party challenges to patents and pending applications in the Patent Office.

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