Patenting Medical Diagnostic Methods in Canada

On July 6, 2015, in News, Patents, by Natalie Raffoul

CIPO has released new Guidelines for analyzing the patentability of Medical Diagnostic Method Claims. As with general Canadian practice, Medical Diagnostic Method Claims must be construed in accordance with the practice of purposive claim construction. Namely, the claims must solve the problem described by the inventors according to the  essential elements identified in the Description. […]

Update on Patenting Methods of Medical Treatment in Canada

On March 23, 2015, in Case Law, News, Patents, by Natalie Raffoul

By Leah Labib and Natalie Raffoul   Some good news regarding methods of medical treatment and dosage-related Claims in Canada.   While patent claims directed to methods of medical treatment remain unpatentable in Canada, claims to medical uses are generally permitted. With regard to the permissible types of use claims, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office […]