Reasons for Filing in Canada

  1. Productive and cost effective Patent Prosecution;
  2. 4-month or 6-month office action response term;
  3. 1 year grace period for prior disclosures directly or indirectly from the inventors or the applicant;
  4. PCT standard for unity of invention;
  5. Options for Expedited Examination through Advanced Examination or Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH);
  6. Patent examination may be delayed by delaying the request for examination until 4 years from filing date to benefit from prosecution in other jurisdictions;
  7. Sizeable Canadian market with options for patent enforcement;
  8. Permissive divisional practice;
  9. No translation needed, if already drafted in/translated into English or French; and
  10. the Carbon Patent Group.