Access to Information Material on CIPO’s Examination Guidelines for Medical Diagnostic Methods, PN2015-02

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Material on the Development & Implementation of PN2015-02

CIPO Examiners’ Bulletins

CIPO Examiner Training Presentations & Associated Material




CIPO Examiner Training Manuals

CIPO’s Standard Approved Wording

  • A-2016-00929 – includes PERM wording from November 2016
  • A-2016-00723 – includes PERM wording from February & March 2016


  • A-2016-00719 – Material concerning practice changes pursuant to CD1398, including Examiners’ Bulletin for August 2016 (2016-I), Training Presentation, and Working Draft of MOPOP Chapter 17

Excerpt on the Application of Supreme Court Jurisprudence

(slide from March 2017 Training Presentation)Slide12

Excerpt from Deliberations on Patent-eligibility of Diagnostics

(see Other Excerpts)2013-112