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Canada's fast track to patent protection

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Aaron Edgar

Quickly and efficiently obtaining a Canadian patent can be a strategic option to dissuade potential patent infringers. Investel Capital Corp., a Vancouver-based company, took advantage of Canada’s advanced examination process to obtain a patent in a little over a year from its request.

Investel obtained its Canadian patent protection prior to obtaining a patent in any other jurisdiction. Shortly after obtaining its Canadian patent, Investel brought a patent infringement suit in the Federal Court of Canada against Snapchat, a California-based social media platform company with an...