This site is my collection of updates, statistics and analysis on intellectual property in Canada. I am a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP practicing in the area of intellectual property (more about me). Material on this website are my own views and do not reflect the position of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, any of its member firms around the world, or any of its clients. IPPractice.ca grew out of my hobby to gather and share interesting updates on intellectual property to friends and colleagues. Highlights include:

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Agent Exams

The deadline for registering to write the patent agent exams is December 5th. The 2020 examination will be held on April 28, 29, 30 and .


As you may have noticed, there was no IPPractice email last week. The outage was due to a computer failure but the site has been rebuilt. Today’s email includes all the updates from last week and Monday’s email should be back to normal. …Read More

Copyright Board

I have added Proposed Tariffs published by the Copyright Board to the alerts that are available in the daily IPPractice email. These alerts, in addition to the existing alerts for Copyright Board decisions and procedural rulings are not enabled by default but can be added through your email preferences. …Read More

Patent Amendments

The long awaited amendments to the Patent Act and Rules came into force today. Hopefully by now, none of my subscribers need a summary of the changes.

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As part of coming into force of amendments to the Patent Act and the Patent Rules on October 30th, the new version of the Manual of Patent Office Practice was published today. …Read More

Canadian Intellectual Property