Patent examiner recruitment — Patent examiner responsibilities

    • Patent examiners read and analyze patent applications through a computer system.
    • They examine the written descriptions of the inventions.
    • They search relevant technologies to compare with similar prior inventions using various databases and the CIPO library.
    • They determine if the patent applications comply with the Patent Act and Patent Rules.
    • They communicate in writing with the applicant or the applicant's patent agent if their application does not comply with the Patent Act and Patent Rules.
    • They consider responses from the applicant or the applicant's patent agent.
    • They recommend the grant or refusal of a patent.

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