COVID-19 & IP Practice: Designated Days and Extensions of Time in Patent Prosecution

Held on Monday, April 6, 2020, 1 pm - 2:30 pm ET

In view of the ongoing crisis, effective March 16, 2020, CIPO granted temporary relief under Section 78 of the Patent Act, effectively creating an extension of time for most--but not all--deadlines in the Patent Office. In the meantime, CIPO remains open for business on its usual business days, but with fewer options for receiving correspondence.

Many agents and clients have questions about CIPO’s operational status, how this extension of time impacts applicants and their deadlines, and what will happen when this temporary relief ends. 

 This webinar will cover:

 ·        Understanding the time provisions in the Patent Act and Patent Rules

·         How extended dates and extensions of time "stack" together

·         Which deadlines are not extended

·         Timing issues for abandonment, reinstatement, and late payments

·         When to file a request for an extension of time

Craig MacMillan
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

NOTE: IPIC is charging a nominal member fee of $25.00 for COVID-19 related webinars to cover phone line and software expenses in order to continue keeping our membership informed. We will revisit that fee as we gain more experience in terms of webinar registration numbers and costs.

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains 1.5 hours Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario
Barreau du Québec*1.5
Law Society of British Columbia1.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1.5
Law Society of Alberta1.5
New York State CLE Board1.5

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content
by the Law Society of Ontario.




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