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Version of section 100 from 2022-10-03 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:No amendment after notice of allowance or conditional notice of allowance

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the specification and the drawings contained in an application for a patent must not be amended by the applicant after a notice of allowance or conditional notice of allowance is sent, unless

    • (a) the notice is withdrawn by the Commissioner or set aside in accordance with subsection 85.1(4); or

    • (b) the amendments are those referred to in the conditional notice of allowance and are made in accordance with subsection 86(1.1) or, if the application is deemed to be abandoned under subsection 73(2) of the Act in the circumstances referred to in paragraph 132(1)(g) of these Rules, on or before the day on which the conditions for reinstatement set out in subsection 73(3) of the Act are met in respect of that abandonment.

  • Marginal note:Exception — obvious errors

    (2) The applicant may amend the specification and the drawings contained in the application if it is obvious from the specification and the drawings contained in the application on the day on which the notice of allowance or conditional notice of allowance was sent that something other than what appears in the specification and the drawings was intended and that nothing other than the proposed amendment could have been intended. The amendments must be made

    • (a) if a notice of allowance was sent and has not been withdrawn by the Commissioner or set aside in accordance with subsection 85.1(4), on or before the day on which the final fee set out in item 14 of Schedule 2 is paid or, if the final fee is refunded, on or before the day on which the final fee is paid again; and

    • (b) if a conditional notice of allowance was sent and has not been withdrawn by the Commissioner or set aside in accordance with subsection 85.1(4), on or before the day on which the applicant replies in good faith to the conditional notice of allowance.

  • Marginal note:Effect of withdrawal or setting aside

    (3) If a conditional notice of allowance is withdrawn by the Commissioner or set aside in accordance with subsection 85.1(4), any amendments made to the application during the period beginning on the day on which the conditional notice of allowance is sent and ending on the day before the day on which the conditional notice of allowance is withdrawn or set aside are considered never to have been made.

  • SOR/2022-120, s. 20

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