February 9, 2010 by Reshika Dhir (IPilogue Editor)
Reshika Dhir is a J.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and is taking the Patent Law course.
In Canada, a correctly filed patent application that may result in a patent is only half the battle won. The minimum 20 years protection is only guaranteed if the applicants, either themselves or through their authorized correspondents in law, follow through and make efforts to secure their innovation. One such continuous obligation is the payment of maintenance fees.