Probable Utility

December 1, 2014

In the December 2014 issue of The Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR), Robert H.C. MacFarlane discusses the legal requirements for making a sound prediction of utility and for disclosing an invention based on such a prediction.

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Robert MacFarlane Robert MacFarlane
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.