UNDERSTANDING PATENTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
Put simply, patents protect innovation.
They provide a set of legal rights for an invention for a fixed period of time in the jurisdiction for which the patents are granted..
UNDERSTANDING PATENT APPLICATIONS
THE BENEFITS OF PATENTING INVENTIONS
Patents incentivize innovation. The publication of patent applications and patented inventions contributes to a growing wealth of knowledge and technological advancements across all industries, providing an important resource for researchers, academics, businesses, and the greater community while rewarding inventors with certain legal rights in exchange.
Patents can be valuable assets that provide inventors with exclusive rights to make, construct, use, and sell the products or services they protect. They can also be made the subject of license agreements or form part of intangible assets. A patent agent can help you prepare and file patent applications and commercialize issued patents.
HOW RMH CAN ASSIST PATENTING INVENTIONS
When patenting an invention, timing can be important. Preparing and filing a patent application requires various steps that must be completed properly and in a timely manner. Certain missteps in preparing, filing, or prosecuting a patent application can lead to significant or substantial challenges in ultimately obtaining the patent.
The registered patent agents at RMH regularly assist clients through the entire application process, from preparing the application to representing clients in purchase or licensing agreements. Our agents will guide you through drafting, filing, and prosecuting a patent application, advise you on compliance with the Patent Act, and correspond with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on your behalf. In the event of patent infringement, our lawyers are experienced in enforcing patent rights through various means, including litigation, negotiation, and delivering cease and desist letters. We can also help clients pursue patent protection in foreign countries and regions through our network of foreign associates and ensure their inventions are protected inside and outside Canada.
Search the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Patent database.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our patent services, or to arrange a confidential telephone appointment with our knowledgeable staff.
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