Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-06-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Advisory committee
  •  (1) The Minister and the Minister of Health shall establish, within three years after the day this section comes into force, an advisory committee to advise them on the recommendations that they may make to the Governor in Council respecting the amendment of Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Standing committee

    (2) The standing committee of each House of Parliament that normally considers matters related to industry shall assess all candidates for appointment to the advisory committee and make recommendations to the Minister and the Minister of Health on the eligibility and qualifications of those candidates.

  • 2004, c. 23, s. 1;
  • 2005, c. 18, s. 1.
Marginal note:Website for notices to Canada

 The person designated by the Governor in Council for the purpose of this section must maintain a website on which is set out a copy of every notice referred to in subparagraphs 21.04(3)(d)(ii) and (v) that is provided to the Government of Canada through diplomatic channels by a country that is not a WTO Member. The copy must be added to the website as soon as possible after the notice has been provided to the Government of Canada.

  • 2004, c. 23, s. 1.
Marginal note:Review
  •  (1) A review of sections 21.01 to 21.19 and their application must be completed by the Minister two years after this section comes into force.

  • Marginal note:Tabling of report

    (2) The Minister must cause a report of the results of the review to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the report has been completed.

  • 2004, c. 23, s. 1.


Marginal note:Communication to Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 Any application for a patent for an invention that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, relates to the production, application or use of nuclear energy shall, before it is dealt with by an examiner appointed pursuant to section 6 or is open to inspection by the public under section 10, be communicated by the Commissioner to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-4, s. 22;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (3rd Supp.), s. 5;
  • 1997, c. 9, s. 111.


Marginal note:Patented invention in vessels, aircraft, etc., of any country

 No patent shall extend to prevent the use of any invention in any ship, vessel, aircraft or land vehicle of any country entering Canada temporarily or accidentally, if the invention is employed exclusively for the needs of the ship, vessel, aircraft or land vehicle, and not so used for the manufacture of any goods to be sold within or exported from Canada.

  • R.S., c. P-4, s. 23.