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Version of section 122 from 2019-10-30 to 2021-06-27:


Marginal note:Prescribed fee

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 48.1(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee for a request for re-examination of one or more claims of a patent is

    • (a) the small entity fee set out in item 30 of Schedule 2 if

      • (i) the person requesting re-examination is the patentee, the small entity status condition set out in subsection 112(2) is met and a small entity declaration is filed in accordance with subsection 112(3) in respect of the patent or filed in accordance with subsection 44(3) in respect of the application on the basis of which the patent is granted, or

      • (ii) the person requesting re-examination is not the patentee, the small entity status condition set out in subsection (3) is met and a small entity declaration is filed in respect of the request for re-examination in accordance with subsection (4); and

    • (b) in any other case, the standard fee set out in that item.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (2) For greater certainty, for the purposes of subparagraph (1)(a)(i), a reissued patent is considered to be granted on the basis of the original application.

  • Marginal note:Exception — small entity status condition

    (3) In respect of a request for re-examination under subsection 48.1(1) of the Act by a person other than the patentee, the small entity status condition is that the person requesting the re-examination is, on the date of the request, an entity that has 50 employees or less or is a university, other than an entity that is controlled directly or indirectly by an entity, other than a university, that has more than 50 employees.

  • Marginal note:Exception — small entity declaration

    (4) In respect of a request for re-examination under subsection 48.1(1) of the Act by a person other than the patentee, a small entity declaration must

    • (a) be filed with the Commissioner;

    • (b) identify the request for re-examination to which it relates;

    • (c) contain a statement that the person requesting re-examination believes that the small entity status condition set out in subsection (3) is met in respect of that request;

    • (d) be signed by the person requesting re-examination or by a patent agent appointed in respect of that request; and

    • (e) indicate the name of the person requesting re-examination and, if applicable, the name of the patent agent signing the declaration.

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