Our intellectual property specialists, who include registered patent agents with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO), will assist you throughout the patent procurement and industrial design registration process, providing sound advice for the protection of your innovations through the CIPO, the USPTO, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), and abroad through our vast network of international associates.
Our patent and industrial design experts are passionate about your ideas, and their priority is to develop ingenious and comprehensive strategies to protect them. Become the sole owner of your creation.
What is a registered patent agent?
Under the provisions of the Canadian Patent Act, registered patent agents are the only professionals in Canada authorized to act on behalf of an inventor or owner for patent application filing and prosecution with the Canadian Patent Office and with the World Intellectual Property Organization when pursuing a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application worldwide.
In addition to planning every step leading to patent registration, including patent application drafting, filing and prosecution, our professionals will help you understand the regulations set out in the Act, as well as any jurisprudence that applies to your personal or commercial situation, guiding you to a solution tailored to you and your invention. Our professionals will also guide you through foreign regulations when pursuing patent protection abroad.
Our Patent Expertise
From software and photonics clients in the tech industry to research and diagnostics clients in the medical field, we are leading the Information Age in patent procurement, specializing in the high-tech sector.
Much confusion abounds these days regarding software-related patents, particularly in the United States – but all is not lost and we can help you navigate your options. In the end, not filing for software patent protection is the only way to guarantee you won’t get a patent. We know how to make the best of current trends to maximize your likelihood of success today, without limiting your options for tomorrow as the pendulum swings and future trends evolve.
Our professionals can help you examine these options and provide support for drafting and filing applications for Canadian, US and international patents through our vast network of international associates. The patent application process can be cumbersome, and a specialist can maximize your likelihood of success.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in mechanical patents, pictures are key to a fully enabled description of your invention — but an effective mechanical patent claim strategy should go well beyond those pictures to truly capture the essence of your invention. Strategic claim drafting can ensure you not only cover your own product line and potential design changes, but also those who may seek to mimic them with crafty workarounds.
Vectors, cDNA, pharmaceutical compounds and compositions, natural health products, methods and products-by-process – If it is publishable or saleable, chances are there is patentable subject-matter. We can help you navigate where strategic claim drafting can help to protect the patentable aspects of your research and lay the groundwork for protecting future research streams.
Industrial Design Registrations / Design Patents
Did you spend valuable time on your design, that may be worth more than you think – to you and your competitors. Strategic Design protection can go a long way to helping you secure your slice of the market.
Unlike your standard law office, we use a unique tariff fee schedule and a variety of different engagement models. We work with each client to develop a personalized IP and legal strategy that fits their bottom line while giving us the time to properly understand and deliver on their business needs. We also strive to provide our clients with cost predictability via proven cost-forecasting models, which help clients plan for the short- and long-term costs of their intellectual property portfolios.