Category Archives: CIPO

RIM’s Troubles and Canadian Patents

Reports of RIM’s demise may be premature but the company’s precarious situation might be a concern for officials at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. For the better part of a decade, RIM has been one of CIPO’s best customers; since … Continue reading

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Canadian Patents Reach 18,554 in 2007-2008

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office released its annual report for 2007-2008 earlier this year. The number of patents granted in 2007-2008 was 18,554, up from 16,100 in 2006-2007. The United States ranked first with 8,534 patents, or 46 percent of … Continue reading

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Canadian Patents Database – Representative Drawings

The CIPO’s Canadian Patents Database now displays representative drawings in patent records. This is a great improvement as it allows searchers to immediately see drawings as they scan search results instead of requiring them to open up the drawing image … Continue reading

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