September 2016

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A recent decision of the Federal Court serves as a reminder of the importance of promptly registering, in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”), assignments and other forms of change in ownership of Canadian patents and patent applications. In this case, SALT Canada Inc. applied to the Federal Court for an order that CIPO’s records be varied to change the recorded owner of a patent from John W. Baker to SALT Canada Inc. Section 52 of the Patent Act grants the Federal Court jurisdiction to vary or expunge entries in CIPO’s records relating to the title of patents. Multiple assignments relating to the patent inRead More →