Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2013-06-26. Previous Versions

DRAWINGS, MODELS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

Marginal note:Drawings
  •  (1) In the case of a machine, or in any other case in which an invention admits of illustration by means of drawings, the applicant shall, as part of the application, furnish drawings of the invention that clearly show all parts of the invention.

  • Marginal note:Particulars

    (2) Each drawing must include references corresponding with the specification, and the Commissioner may require further drawings or dispense with any of them as the Commissioner sees fit.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-4, s. 37;
  • 1993, c. 15, s. 40.
Marginal note:Models and specimens
  •  (1) In all cases in which an invention admits of representation by model, the applicant, if required by the Commissioner, shall furnish a model of convenient size exhibiting its several parts in due proportion, and when an invention is a composition of matter, the applicant, if required by the Commissioner, shall furnish specimens of the ingredients, and of the composition, sufficient in quantity for the purpose of experiment.

  • Marginal note:Dangerous substances

    (2) If the ingredients or composition referred to in subsection (1) are of an explosive or dangerous character, they shall be furnished with such precautions as are specified in the requisition therefor.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-4, s. 38;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (3rd Supp.), s. 13.
Marginal note:Biological material may be deposited
  •  (1) Where a specification refers to a deposit of biological material and the deposit is in accordance with the regulations, the deposit shall be considered part of the specification and, to the extent that subsection 27(3) cannot otherwise reasonably be complied with, the deposit shall be taken into consideration in determining whether the specification complies with that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Deposit not required

    (2) For greater certainty, a reference to a deposit of biological material in a specification does not create a presumption that the deposit is required for the purpose of complying with subsection 27(3).

  • 1993, c. 15, s. 41.

AMENDMENTS TO SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS

Marginal note:Amendments to specifications and drawings
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and the regulations, the specification and any drawings furnished as part of an application for a patent in Canada may be amended before the patent is issued.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on amendments to specifications

    (2) The specification may not be amended to describe matter not reasonably to be inferred from the specification or drawings as originally filed, except in so far as it is admitted in the specification that the matter is prior art with respect to the application.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on amendments to drawings

    (3) Drawings may not be amended to add matter not reasonably to be inferred from the specification or drawings as originally filed, except in so far as it is admitted in the specification that the matter is prior art with respect to the application.

  • 1993, c. 15, s. 41.