News & Updates

  • Amendments to the Canadian Patent Act

    Canadian patent agents are preparing for implementation of amendments to the Canadian Patent Act under Bill C-43, which achieved royal assent in December of 2014. The changes bring the Canadian paten..

  • Decreased U.S. issue fees

    After notable previous increases to nearly all their fees, the U.S. Patent Office is finally providing some relief to the earlier increase of nearly all fees by reducing the issue fee payable to t..

  • Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan

    Ade & Company Inc. will have patent agents on hand at the annual Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan, which is being held June 19-21 for 2013. Our patent agents look forward to seeing ..

  • Speeding up the patent process - PPH

    A system known as the patent prosecution highway, or PPH, sees more and more connection between the patent offices of different countries, allowing patent agents or applicants to request expedited exa..

  • USA switching to 'first to file'

    The United States, the only country still using the 'first to invent' standard in gauging who is entitled to patent protection for an invention, will be switching to the 'first to file' standard alrea..

  • Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program

    Ade & Company patent agents recently attended a presentation by the federal government concerning a program that supports Canadian businesses with new innovations approaching the commercializa..

  • Commercialization Support for Manitoba Businesses

    The Government of Manitoba has recently announced a new program for supporting product and service commercialization and business development for small and medium sized businesses. Details of the ..

  • Green technologies qualifiy for expedited examination

    The Canadian patent rules have been amended to provide for advanced examination of patent applications relating to green technologies without requiring payment of the normal examination advancemen..