Canadian Patent Numbers, 1989-2014 (3rd Series)

In 1989, changes to Canadian patent law introduced a new patent numbering system. Patent applications files on or after October 1, 1989 were assigned serial numbers starting from 2,000,001. The application number is retained for the published (laid-open) application and issued patent, with the addition of kind codes A and C as shown below.

Document Number Kind Code
Application as filed 2,000,001
Laid-open application 2,000,001 A
Patent 2,000,001 C

The table below shows the first application number in each year from 1989 through the present, based on data from the CIPO’s Canadian Patents Database.

Table 1. Canadian Patent Numbers, 1989-2014 (3rd series)

Year 1st Application
2014 2,838,362
2013 2,860,491
2012 2,859,949
2011 2,785,831
2010 2,748,907
2009 2,648,187
2008 2,549,115
2007 2,507,238
2006 2,472,208
2005 2,432,981
2004 2,390,042
2003 2,389,682
2002 2,348,343
2001 2,274,873
2000 2,245,604
1999 2,209,390
1998 2,180,293
1997 2,180,036
1996 2,103,501
1995 2,092,586
1994 2,072,904
1993 2,051,892
1992 2,020,279
1991 2,001,137
1990 2,000,131
1989 2,000,001

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