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Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations delayed six months, until July 1, 2022

Canada - December 24 2021 Canada's recently appointed Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, just announced the deferral of the coming into force of recent…

Anita Nador, Alex Gloor, Jenny Thistle

Patent applications - Consider requesting examination now to avoid proposed excess claim fees

Canada - October 13 2021 In order to avoid Canada's new proposed fee for excess claims, applicants should consider requesting examination of their patent applications before…

Adam Heckman, Jenny Thistle

Proposed amendments to Canadian Patent Rules introduce "excess" claim fees and limit number of office actions

Canada - July 9 2021 Proposed amendments to the Patent Rules, if implemented would introduce excess claim fees above 20 claims and limit the number of office actions to…

Adam Heckman, Jenny Thistle

Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations delayed by a further six months, until January 1, 2022

Canada - June 29 2021 According to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s (PMPRB) website, the coming-into-force date of the amended Patented Medicines Regulations…

Jenny Thistle

PMPRB seeks feedback on Guideline Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

Canada - May 4 2021 The PMPRB announced a new initiative called the Guideline Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (GMEP), through which the PMPRB will seek to "monitor and…

Alex Gloor, Jenny Thistle