Patent Agents

October 25, 2022
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Christian Varin Sentenced to 5 Years for Defrauding Canadian Inventors

2022 QCCQ 6675: Operating as "Fédération des Inventors du Québec", Varin offered to protect inventions but never filed a single patent application at CIPO.
April 28, 2022
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Andrew Currier Elected to CPATA Board — Andrew Currier Est Élu au Conseil du CABAMC

Thank you for your participation in the recent election for CPATA. // Je vous remercie de votre participation à la récente élection du CABAMC.
March 29, 2022
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The Limits of Artificial Intelligence and Patent Drafting

Today, there is much talk about how artificial intelligence plays a significant role in patent drafting and could replace the patent attorney altogether.
March 24, 2022
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Support Andrew Currier for CPATA Board of Directors

The College of Patent and Trademark Agents (CPATA) will hold its Board elections from April 11, 2022 to April 14, 2022.
March 16, 2022
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Rethinking “Said” vs. “The” in Patent Claims

Patent drafters should take the time to consider the “why” behind drafting choices. There is no “right” or “wrong” way here, only the need to be mindful.
December 6, 2021
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Scope of Patent Agent Privilege Considered in FCC Decision

The Federal Court has limited the scope of patent agent privilege to communications directly related to the protection of patent rights.
April 20, 2021
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Canadian Innovation Deserves Robust Roster of Canadian Patent Agents Registered Before the USPTO

This paper uses publicly available filing statistics and a professional survey in an attempt to gather empirical data on the work done by Canadian Patent Agents in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) versus the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).
March 30, 2021
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Draft Regulations for the College Act: A Review and a Warning

Draft regulations for the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents pose an alarming concern for patent agents dual qualified before the USPTO and CIPO.
October 19, 2020
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PCK’s Andrew Currier Receives Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

Andrew T. Currier has been honoured by his alma mater, Kettering University, as this year's recipient of the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.
January 30, 2020
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PCK’s Stephen Perry, Andrew Currier Ranked Among Top Patent Experts

PCK's Stephen Perry and Andrew Currier were recently ranked among the top patent experts in Canada by Who's Who Legal (WWL).