Section 45

Date of patent

1 - Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, every patent shall be dated as of the date on which the application for patent was filed.

2 - The date of every patent shall be entered in the register.

3 - Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, no suit or other proceeding shall be commenced or prosecuted in respect of an infringement committed before the date of publication of the application.

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