Stukanov v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FC 1264


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Igor Stukanov appeals a decision of the Commissioner of Patents [Commissioner] to refuse Patent Application 2,792,456 [Application]. The Application is titled “Universal External Drive”, and relates to external drives that may be connected to computers using different operating systems without having to install drivers. The Commissioner refused the Application on the ground that all of its claims were obvious. The Commissioner based her decision on a recommendation of the Patent Appeal Board [PAB]. The PAB is an expert tribunal, and the Commissioner’s conclusions are owed deference by this Court. Mr. Stukanov, who represented himself in this appeal, has not persuaded me that the Commissioner’s decision was unreasonable. The appeal is therefore dismissed.

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Canadian Intellectual Property