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Patent Rules

Version of section 80 from 2007-06-02 to 2019-06-16:

  •  (1) The description shall

    • (a) state the title of the invention, which shall be short and precise and shall not include a trade-mark, coined word or personal name;

    • (b) specify the technical field to which the invention relates;

    • (c) describe the background art that, as far as is known to the applicant, can be regarded as important for the understanding, searching and examination of the invention;

    • (d) describe the invention in terms that allow the understanding of the technical problem, even if not expressly stated as such, and its solution;

    • (e) briefly describe the figures in the drawings, if any;

    • (f) set forth at least one mode contemplated by the inventor for carrying out the invention in terms of examples, where appropriate, and with reference to the drawings, if any; and

    • (g) contain a sequence listing where required by subsection 111(1).

  • (2) The description shall be presented in the manner and order specified in subsection (1) unless, because of the nature of the invention, a different manner or a different order would afford a better understanding or a more economical presentation.

  • SOR/2007-90, s. 19
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