Tag Archives: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Top Patentees 2016

In 2016, approximately 26,400 patents were granted by the Canadian Patent Office, up significantly from the approximately 21,900 granted in 2015. BlackBerry was again the top recipient of patents, with over twice the patents obtained as any other applicant. The remaining applicants in the top-five were The Boeing Company, Halliburton Energy Services, Qualcomm and Schlumberger Canada. Continue reading Top Patentees 2016

Canadian Trademark Firms in 2015

About 53,000 trademark applications were filed in Canada in 2015. Of these, about 22% were filed in-house or without an agent (about the same as in the last couple of years). Gowlings, Bereskin & Parr and Smart & Biggar were the firms that filed the most trademark applications. Check out my list of the 50 firms/agents that filed the most applications in 2015.

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Top Patentees

BlackBerry tops the list once again for receiving the most Canadian patents in the past year, obtaining almost twice as many patents as the second place applicant. The others in the top five for 2015 were Qualcomm, Halliburton Energy Services, General Electric and Schlumberger. Approximately 21,000 Canadian patents were granted last year to approximately 9000 applicants. Continue reading Top Patentees


Several items regarding the Canadian Intellectual Property Office:

Some IP-related items

  • Eli Lilly’s memorandum in the NAFTA arbitration on the ‘promise’ doctrine has been posted.
  • Justice Marc Noël was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal replacing the Honourable Pierre Blais, who retired earlier this year.
  • CIPO has announced a consultation on Modernization the IP Community, a report on the regulatory framework for trademark and patent agents prepared with IPIC, AIPPI and FICPI, of which I had a small part on one of the working groups.
  • I am attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting this week. Let me know if you are planning on being there as well.