Answer ... A patent may become unenforceable if its term of protection expires or if it is deleted partially or entirely as a result of:
- failure by the patent holder to pay the annuities due;
- submission of a voluntary deletion application by the patent holder to the DGIP;
- a final and binding decision issued by the commercial court; or
- a decision of the Patent Appeal Commission.
Answer ... The Patent Law includes no provisions on inequitable conduct standards.
Answer ... No duty of candour exists under the Patent Law.