Patent registration is the only way to obtain exclusive, legally protected rights to manufacture, use and sell your creation for 20 years from the filing date.
Canada operates on a first to file system for patents, so it’s essential to file promptly after completing your invention — before anyone else races to the market with a similar idea.
In Canada, registered patents are considered an attractive form of collateral you can use to gain substantial funding from external investors.
Registering a patent improves the credibility of your business. You can use a registered Canadian patent to promote your brand and strengthen brand recognition nationwide.
Canadian patents are valuable assets that can be sold, licensed and transferred. As your company grows, the value of its assets increases also.
After filing in Canada, if you file elsewhere within six months, you can claim a priority filing date to speed up the process, so you grow farther, faster.
Are you an individual entrepreneur, a small business with under 50 employees, or a university? You may qualify for a discounted filing fee of up to 50% off to support your ingenuity.
Free and Confidential Consultation
We kick things off with a free initial consultation to help us understand your needs and your goals so that we can select the patent application that is best for you and your invention.
Patentability Search and Professional Opinion
We use multiple databases to perform “novelty searches” or searches on prior art on previous patents and other materials that are similar to yours. Based on our findings, our patent attorneys provide advice as to the likelihood of successful patent registration.
Preparing your Application to Patent-Ready Standards
Our registered patent attorneys handle all of the detailed descriptions and drawings required for your patent application. They’ll also prepare the most important and difficult part of your application — the claims. Our experts work closely with you to bring your claim to patent-ready perfection.
Filing and Patent Office Liaison
In addition to filing your complete patent application, our attorneys act as a line of communication between you and the Patent Office. Throughout the entire prosecution process, we prepare your amendments and responses to any required changes on your behalf.