Canadian Patent Numbers, 1869-2014 (2nd Series)

Following the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, the power to grant patents was vested in the federal government. Provinces repealed their patent statutes and sent their patent records to Ottawa, the new national capital. The last patent regis­tered under provincial statute issued in 1871.The Patent Act of 1869 established the second patent number series. The Canadian Patent Office issued the first Canadian patent, No. 1, on August 18, 1869.

More than a century later, the Patent Act of 1989 introduced several significant changes including the publication of pending applications. Patent applications filed on or after October 1, 1989 are assigned serial numbers starting with 2,000,001. Published applications and issued patents are identified by their application number. However, the old number series is still used for patents based on applications filed prior to October 1, 1989, a handful of which issue each year.

Table 1. Canadian Patent Numbers, 1869-2014 (2nd Series)

Year 1st Patent
2014 1,341,637
2013 1,341,633
2012 1,341,626
2011 1,341,609
2010 1,341,590
2009 1,341,588
2008 1,341,568
2007 1,341,519
2006 1,341,492
2005 1,341,470
2004 1,341,450
2003 1,341,415
2002 1,341,330
2001 1,341,159
2000 1,340,867
1999 1,340,298
1998 1,339,614
1997 1,338,825
1996 1,337,842
1995 1,333,741
1994 1,325,696
1993 1,312,175
1992 1,293,841
1991 1,278,401
1990 1,264,101
1989 1,247,801
1988 1,230,951
1987 1,216,101
1986 1,198,851
1985 1,180,151
1984 1,159,601
1983 1,138,601
1982 1,115,415
1981 1,092,751
1980 1,068,851
1979 1,045,301
1978 1,023,501
1977 1,002,701
1976 980,951
1975 960,401
1974 939,101
1973 917,851
1972 889,551
1971 859,951
1970 831,201
1969 803,101
1968 774,786
1967 749,586
1966 724,836
1965 701,061
1964 677,332
1963 654,892
1962 633,657
1961 611,607
1960 589,997
1959 568,367
1958 551,115
1957 535,086
1956 520,167
1955 508,680
1954 498,937
1953 489,328
1952 479,806
1951 470,425
1950 462,146
1949 453,746
1948 445,931
1947 438,966
1946 432,211
1945 424,778
1944 417,494
1943 409,713
1942 401,921
1941 393,603
1940 385,972
1939 378,621
1938 370,945
1937 363,089
1936 355,104
1935 347,097
1934 338,255
1933 328,955
1932 318,529
1931 307,242
1930 296,249
1929 285,986
1928 276,715
1927 267,194
1926 256,870
1925 245,827
1924 236,683
1923 227,509
1922 214,900
1921 207,056
1920 195,677
1919 188,100
1918 181,348
1917 174,249
1916 166,922
1915 159,890
1914 152,992
1913 145,113
1912 137,628
1911 130,220
1910 123,028
1909 115,916
1908 109,540
1907 102,813
1906 96,786
1905 90,765
1904 84,670
1903 78,877
1902 74,326
1901 69,781
1900 65,595
1899 62,175
1898 58,530
1897 54,468
1896 50,942
1895 47,790
1894 44,990
1893 41,442
1892 38,025
1891 35,682
1890 33,254
1889 30,529
1888 28,272
1887 25,676
1886 23,066
1885 20,833
1884 18,377
1883 16,054
1882 13,917
1881 12,185
1880 10,778
1879 9,539
1878 8,275
1877 6,923
1876 5,540
1875 4,217
1874 3,244
1873 1,645
1872 1,270
1871 761
1870 205
1869 1

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