In Canada, patents are granted to the first inventor to file an application, so it is smart to file as soon as possible after you complete your invention in case someone else is on a similar track. Even if you can prove that you were the first to think of the invention, you lose the race if a competing inventor files before you do.
Many people and companies that apply for patents use a registered patent agent. Once you have chosen an agent, our office will talk with them directly. Therefore, if you have questions about the process and how it works, you should talk to your agent." - CIPO Website
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