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  • November 28, 2011
    Kind code

    Please be advised that the kind code shown on the image of the cover page for patents numbered 1262017 to 1275150 that were granted between October 1, 1989 and October 9, 1990 should read "C" for a granted patent and not "A".

  • January 6, 2011
    Country code issues

    As of December 13, 2010, a technical issue has affected the display of inventor information. In some instances, the country of origin may appear as "Not Available". Searches using the "Inventor Country" field may be affected by this issue.

    CIPO is currently working to correct this issue and will provide an update as soon as it is resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    For more information, please contact Alain Houde, Program Manager, Patent IT Systems at 819-997-6980.

  • March 30, 2010
    Improved Bilingual Search Capability

    CIPO has added an improved bilingual search capability to help you to conduct searches in both English and French on the Basic Search pages of the Canadian Patents Database, the Canadian Trade-Marks Database and the Canadian Industrial Designs Database. This feature will help to ensure that your search query includes more terms; thereby you should have an increased results list. This improvement will be of interest to those of you who know your search criteria in one of Canada's official languages but not in the other. If you do not wish to make use of this feature, you can still conduct a simple basic search.

  • January 29, 2010
    Abstract text now available in both English and French

    As part of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's commitment to improve service to its clients, the Canadian Patents Database now contains abstract text in both official languages as received under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

  • November 2, 2009
    Notice in respect of interested party names

    A recent quality check of the Canadian Patents Database revealed that only the first 72 characters of the names of interested parties (i.e., inventor, applicant, owner) were displayed in the detail pages of the patent documents searched. This problem has been corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience experienced.

  • April 11, 2008

    Please note that the Canadian Patents Database is now complete and up-to-date. Thank you for your understanding.

  • April 8, 2008
    Canadian Patent Database Update

    As of April 8, 2008, the Canadian Patent Database (CPD) will be indexed on a daily basis. This change in the CPD indexing is part of CIPO's ongoing efforts to improve services to our clients.