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Bereskin & Parr to host cross-border patent law webinar

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:36 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Bereskin & Parr will be leading a webinar on Feb. 15 on the differences between Canadian and U.S. patent law and what that means to you.

The webinar, Exploring Cross-border Differences in Canadian and US Patent Law: Strategic Benefits and Traps for the Unwary, will offer a critical discussion on the issues at hand and provide steps on how to gain strategic opportunities while avoiding pitfalls.

Highlights include:

  • Is it too late to file in Canada? Making use of grace periods as well as the use of deferred or expedited examination options including the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).
  • Benefits of filing in Canada including lower costs, lack of extra claim fees and absence of multiple claim dependency restrictions. 
  • Common questions and situations that arise in cross-border filings including divisional practice, double patenting, lack of continuations, subject matter eligibility and restriction practice.
  • More complex issues such as interpretation standard applied during examination and restrictions on revival of abandoned applications.

The webinar will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. EST. For more info and to register click here.