On May 16, 2007, Health Canada released the Therapeutic Products Directorate Statistical Report 2006: Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations ("PM(NOC) Regulations"). This report provides information related to the listing of patents on the Patent Register, including a statistical outline that concerns the processing of patent list submissions by first persons to the Patent Register over the past six years. The outline details the total number of patent lists received, added and rejected, including tabulated reasons for rejection, and any consequential judicial review proceedings related to the patent listing eligibility decisions

Additionally, the report includes statistics related to prohibition proceedings under sections 5 and 6 of the PM(NOC) Regulations. In particular, the number of prohibition applications initiated from Notices of Allegation, the outcomes of the prohibition applications, their average resolution times, and the number of related judicial review applications are tabulated since 1993.

For more information, please see:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/applic-demande/docs/patmedbrev/patmrep_mbrevrap_2006_e.html