Bereskin & Parr will be offering a presentation entitled "Exploring Cross-border Differences in Canadian and US Patent Law: Strategic Benefits and Traps for the Unwary" on February 15, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EST). Victor Krichker (moderator), James Raakman, and Carmela De Luca will discuss important differences in Canadian and U.S. patent law and highlight strategic opportunities and traps to avoid. Topics to be discussed will include:
• Is it too late to file in Canada? Making use of grace periods as well as the use of deferred or expedited examination options including the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).
• Benefits of filing in Canada including lower costs, lack of extra claim fees and absence of multiple claim dependency restrictions.
• Common questions and situations that arise in cross-border filings including divisional practice, double patenting, lack of continuations, subject matter eligibility and restriction practice.
• More complex issues such as interpretation standard applied during examination and restrictions on revival of abandoned applications.
Those wishing to register for the presentation can do so here.