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Canada's patent agreement with Europe extended until 2021

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:52 AM | By Amanda Jerome

As of January, the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) has been extended for another three years.

According to a statement from CIPO, the Patent Prosecution Highway allows applicants at the CIPO and EPO to obtain corresponding patents quickly and efficiently. It also enables the two patent offices to benefit from work previously done by each other, which reduces examination workload and improves patent quality.

Several Toronto patent lawyers say this is a beneficial...