We use our technical, legal, and business insight to prepare and prosecute patent applications that become assets for our clients. We advise our clients on the best ways to manage their patent portfolios, from research and development and invention mining to patent grant and licensing. We also provide patentability, freedom to operate, and validity opinions, and provide advice and representation in disputes concerning ownership, inventorship, infringement and validity.
Our clients are innovators in technologies running the gamut from life sciences to high tech. We work with large multinational companies and some of Canada’s top patent filers on their Canadian portfolios, with individual inventors and founders, and all companies in between.
To serve our clients, we keep abreast of developments in patent law and examination at home and abroad, and work with foreign counsel to secure patent rights in other countries. Today, we’re successfully navigating the changing landscape of patentable subject matter law and practice in Canada and the United States, helping clients overcome new challenges raised by patent offices and showing them how to strengthen their patents in the future.
But our work doesn’t stop there. We advocate for policy changes in patent law and practice, and work towards improving the Canadian patent and trademark profession in cooperation with government and professional organizations, knowing that these efforts benefit us all. We put this all together to provide our clients with effective—and cost-effective—representation and advice.
We are qualified to practise before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are backed by excellent and hard-working patent administrators.