Double Patenting: To Divide or Not to Divide, That Is the Question!


 This webinar will cover trends and developing issues in double patenting and divisional patent practice in Canada. Our panelists will discuss:

  • Case law on double patenting
  • "Forced" vs "voluntary" divisionals and Consolboard protection in light of NCS v. Kobold, 2023 FC 1486
  • Patent Office practice on unity, improper divisionals, overlap and double patenting – and how to get a "direction" from the Commissioner
  • Reconciling divisional strategies with streamlined patent examination rules

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains up to 1.5 hour(s) substantive law where applicable.

Law Society of Ontario1.5
Barreau du Québec1.5
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

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