Berggren Live Radio

Our special guest in this episode is Kimberly McManus, a partner at the Canadian IP firm Aird & McBurney LP. The program is hosted by Berggren´s own Robert Alderson and Mariella Massaro.

We will discuss, among other things:

  • measures taken to help applicants at the Canadian patent office during the Covid-19 crisis
  • comparable measures taken at the EPO, EUIPO and USPTO
  • news on the option of a 42-month national phase entry in Canada from the earliest priority date
  • grace period for public disclosure
  • recent decision of EPO´s Enlarged Board of Appeal about the non-patentability of plant and animal products exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes
  • divisional practice in Canada (no continuation practice

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