Patent Applications | Canadian, US, PCT, European and Japanese

By: Elias Borges, patent & trademark lawyer.

Have you created a new invention, developed an improvement to your company’s product or are you trying to license an invention?  We strive to help our clients realize and properly exploit the actual and potential value of their intellectual property assets.  We will help you prepare and file your patent applications and we will guide you through the lengthy and complex process of patent prosecution.

Developing a relationship to ensure patent protection

The process of prosecuting a patent application can take between 18 to 48 months, depending on the particular type of invention.  We therefore encourage you to sit down with us so we can develop the best strategy for protecting your rights to your invention. This enables us to have a proactive role in the developmental process of protecting your invention, thereby contributing to your long-term success.

We will ensure that your patent application is defined as broadly as possible to increase licensing revenue and catch possible infringers. We will draft your patent application so that it not only covers the specific invention itself, but also any likely modifications or improvements.  Where appropriate we will also file for additional patent claims that go to the method of using your invention. This will further protect your invention.

Your patent will be filed with the Canadian and United States Patent Offices. If the US or Canadian patent offices request any additional information, we will respond quickly on your behalf. Through our IP software system, we will keep you up to date about any filing deadlines. We can also protect your patent internationally by filing under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

CIPO | USPTO | PCT | EPO | Japan | World Wide

Our principle patent lawyer and patent agent, Elias Borges, is registered as a patent agent in both the CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office) and the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). With our network of associates, we can also file and process PCT applications (Patent Cooperation Treaty), EPO (European Patent Office) applications, Japanese patent applications as well as applications in South America and China.


Patent Infringement

Our lawyers are experienced in patent protection, and as such we will take the appropriate action against any infringement that occurs. Since patent litigation can be a very expensive proposition, we will work with you to protect your bottom line, whether it is by negotiating resolutions to avoid litigation, creative problem solving, or litigation.

Contact us for a consultation concerning your patent. We also offer high-caliber assistance with other intellectual property matters, including trademarks, industrial designs, trade secrets, and copyrights.

We represent clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, North York, Etobicoke, Vaugahn, Burlington, Oakville, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, the GTA, Southern Ontario and through out Canada.  We also represent non- Canadian clients who wish to obtain patent protection in Canada or enforce their intellectual property rights in Canada.

Costs of Preparing and Processing a Patent Application

See our Patent Price List.

Want More Information? Want to Get Started?

For more information on patents, check out our detailed patent information page. For additional information, just email us a question or give us a call. To get the process started, just set up a consultation. A free on-line patent search is included with the consultation.