Complete this form if you are requesting examination of an innovation patent.

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To have legally enforceable patent rights, you must request that your innovation patent be examined, and pay the required fee.

Please note that the innovation patent has been phased out as of August 26, 2021. For innovation patents that were filed prior to this date or patent conversions, examinations can still be requested. Learn more about what the phase out of the innovation patent means for you. 

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021