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The data in the Canadian Patent Database contains bibliographic, text, and image data for Canadian patent documents filed or granted from 1920 to present. This database does not provide the full legal status of the patent documents, is not necessarily completely current, and could be missing some data. A "grace period" practice to allow mail to go through the system can delay information for at least six weeks and affect administrative status and maintenance fee information.

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