(1) For paragraph 20.3(1)(d) and subregulation 20.10(2), a statement of skill is a statement by a registered patent attorney who has been registered for at least 5 years that, in the opinion of the registered patent attorney, the applicant has the experience mentioned in one or more of subparagraphs 20.10(1)(a)(i) to (v).
(2) Without limiting subregulation (1), a statement of skill must:
(a) contain details of the basis of the opinion that the applicant has the required experience; and
(b) include details of the evidence on which the opinion is based;
described by reference to:
(c) the skills mentioned in paragraph 20.10(1)(a); and
(d) the employment requirements mentioned in paragraph 20.10(1)(b).
(3) If an applicant is unable to obtain a statement of skill from a registered patent attorney who has been registered for at least 5 years, the Board may, at the request of the applicant, prepare a statement of skill in relation to the applicant.