On Thursday, Bill C-43 was introduced that amends the Patent Act to make it consistent with the Patent Law Treaty. In summary, these amendments include:
- Reduced requirements in regards to obtaining a filing date for a patent application
- Notifying an applicant of a missed due date prior to the application becoming abandoned
- Making provisions so that "a patent may not be invalidated for non-compliance with certain requirements relating to the application on the basis of which the patent was granted."