What Are the Main Functions of a Patent Office?
The main functions of the Patent Office are to:
- Receive and examine applications for patents and grant patents to qualifying applicants;
- Record assignments of patents;
- Maintain search files of Canadian and other patent documents and a search room for public use in researching patent documents and records; and
- Publish and distribute patent information.
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