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Appeal Court decision on patents helpful in determining best practices, expert says

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 2:44 PM | By Ian Burns

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against a group of individuals who were trying to get their patent application restored after it was listed as dead, saying there was no mechanism under which the Commissioner of Patents could do so.

In February 2013, an application for a patent was filed on behalf of TEC Edmonton and Alberta Health Services with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) which did not contain a declaration that the patent applicants were the legal representatives of the inventors, as required...