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Christine Wong

is a partner and patent agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. She works with clients ranging in size from start-ups to multi-nationals, to help them plan out their IP needs and obtain patent protection. She has experience in the areas of medical devices, electrical and biomedical engineering, photonic devices, telecommunications and artificial intelligence.

Recent Articles by Christine Wong

Beware of Traps in the New Canadian Patent Rules

The Government of Canada is changing the current Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime. The current Patent Rules will be replaced with a new set of rules (the “New Rules”), which will come into force on October 30, 2019. While not all of the changes are “traps,” practitioners should be wary of traps that could affect their practice, and ensure deadlines are updated in preparation of the changes.