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Canada's Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Proceedings and Intellectual Property

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Canada's Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Proceedings and Intellectual Property

Henry Bian et al. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med.

Abstract

Canada's Patent Register is a tool created by the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations to help innovators protect their inventions relating to pharmaceuticals. This tool exists at the intersection between the intellectual property and drug approval regimes. By listing a patent on the Patent Register, an innovator can prevent a generic manufacturer from entering the marketplace rather than having to wait for his or her patent to be infringed. This article provides information on the requirements for listing a patent on the Patent Register and an overview of how the Patent Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations affect the drug approval process.

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