The impact of Canadian Patent Policy and Information Technology (IT) on Canadian Patent Office operations and on Canadian use of patent information from 1980 to 2005
Canadian Patent Policy and practice evolved under the influence of British and American policy and practice. In 1989 Canada entered into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States and the Canadian Patent Act was updated to reflect international patent practice. In 1992 the TechSource project was started in order to automate Canadian Patent operations in harmony with Trilateral (US, EPO, and Japan) automation projects, and disseminate patent information to Canadian Industry. The TechSource system (2000) has reduced the use of paper to process patent applications and improved access to patent information in Canada. While Canadian use of patents has increased since 1980, the use of TechSource patent information has been less than originally forecasted. The TechSource (2000) system will need to be upgraded and modernized in order to be able to: interface with newer international patent processes, replace outdated technology and reduce operating costs. There are opportunities available to reduce future Canadian patenting and TechSource costs. More public education will be needed to increase the use of patent information in Canada.
Volume (Year): 29 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/654/description#description|
|Order Information:|| Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/supportfaq.cws_home/regional|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:worpat:v:29:y:2007:i:3:p:224-240. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.