Marginal note:Advancing examination
84 (1) In respect of an application for a patent that is open to public inspection at the Patent Office, the Commissioner must advance out of its routine order the examination of the application under subsection 35(1) of the Act on the request of
(a) any person, if they pay the fee set out in item 12 of Schedule 2 and file with the Commissioner a statement indicating that failure to advance the examination of the application is likely to prejudice that person’s rights; or
(b) the applicant, if the applicant files with the Commissioner a statement indicating that the application relates to technology the commercialization of which would help to resolve or mitigate environmental impacts or to conserve the natural environment or natural resources.
(2) In respect of a request made under subsection (1) by an applicant, the Commissioner must not advance the examination of the application for a patent out of its routine order or, if the examination is advanced, must return it to its routine order if
(a) the Commissioner has, under subsection 3(1), extended the time fixed for doing anything in respect of the application; or
(b) the application is or was deemed to be abandoned.
- SOR/2022-120, s. 14
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