Patents and Industrial Designs
Our lawyers and patent agents help clients maximize the value of their inventions by properly protecting, defending and managing them, both in Canada and abroad and in a wide variety of sectors, such as chemistry, electricity, electronics, life sciences, mechanics, nanotechnology, optics, software and telecommunications.
Our team participates in the identification of an invention and the drafting and prosecution of the patent application claiming such an invention. It handles the preparation of assignments of rights by employees and consultants as well as the due diligence investigations of patent portfolios and the protection of our clients’ rights in their inventions via the adoption and implementation of the appropriate corporate strategy against infringers. It is also actively involved in the licensing in or out of patented inventions and the implementation of licensing programs as well as of intellectual property management programs.
Our team also prepares patentability, validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions, and will obtain the protection of other intellectual property assets under the Industrial Design Act, the Integrated Circuits Topography Act and the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act.