Opportunity to provide feedback on proposed changes to MOPOP
CIPO announced a public consultation on proposed changes to the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP). The changes are to integrate the Practice Notice “Patentable Subject-matter under the Patent Act” into the MOPOP. The proposed changes affect chapter 12 (Fundamentals of Examination); chapter 17 (Subject-matter); chapter 18 (Anticipation, Obviousness and Double-patenting); chapter 22 (Computer-implemented inventions); and chapter 23 (Biotechnology and Medicinal inventions).
The proposed changes are posted on CIPO’s MOPOP consultation page. IPIC members are invited to send their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7, 2021, to assist IPIC’s Patent Committee with a view to IPIC preparing a submission on the consultation. The consultation closes February 25, 2022.