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Report of Commissioner: examination

             (2)  For paragraph 45(1)(d) of the Act, the following matters are prescribed:

                     (a)  whether, to the best of the Commissioner's knowledge, the request and specification comply with the following provisions of the Act:

                              (i)  section 15 (Who may be granted a patent?);

                             (ii)  section 29 (Application for patent--general rules);

                            (iii)  section 29B (Applications for patents--special rules for Convention applications);

                            (iv)  section 38 (Time for making complete application);

                             (v)  section 79B (Divisional applications prior to grant of patent);

                            (vi)  section 81 (Grant of patent of addition);

                     (c)  whether acceptance of the request and specification should be refused under section 50 of the Act (application or grant may be refused in certain cases);

                     (e)  whether a patent cannot be granted on the application because of subsection 64(2) of the Act (grant: multiple applications);

                      (f)  for a PCT application--whether, to the best of the Commissioner's knowledge, the requirements of subregulations 3.2C(2) and (3) are met.

             (4)  If a notice is filed under subsection 27(1) of the Act before the patent request and complete specification to which the notice relates have been accepted under subsection 49(1) of the Act, in examining the patent request and complete specification under section 45 of the Act, the Commissioner must consider a matter stated in the notice that addresses a claim that the invention concerned does not comply with paragraph 18(1)(b) of the Act.

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