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Patent Rules

Version of section 54 from 2022-10-03 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Information on inventors

  •  (1) The application must indicate the name and postal address of each inventor of the subject-matter of the invention for which an exclusive privilege or property is claimed.

  • Marginal note:Statement

    (2) The application must contain

    • (a) a statement to the effect that the applicant is or, if there are joint applicants, the applicants are entitled to apply for a patent;

    • (b) a statement to the effect that the applicant is the sole inventor of the subject-matter of the invention for which an exclusive privilege or property is claimed or, if there are joint applicants, the applicants are all inventors and the sole inventors of that subject-matter; or

    • (c) in respect of a PCT national phase application, a declaration as to the applicant’s or, if there are joint applicants, the applicants’ entitlement on the filing date to apply for and be granted a patent in accordance with Rule 4.17(ii) of the Regulations under the PCT.

  • Marginal note:Translation

    (2.1) If all or part of a declaration referred to in paragraph (2)(c) is in a language other than English or French, the applicant must submit to the Commissioner an English or French translation of the declaration or part in question.

  • Marginal note:Manner of presentation

    (3) The statement and information required by this section must be included in the petition or submitted in a document other than the abstract, the specification or the drawings.

  • SOR/2022-120, s. 8

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