Your patent portfolio is a vital asset, and maximizing its value requires reliable outside counsel. Reduce your risk by choosing professionals who have intensive experience since 2000 working with in-house departments of multinational corporations.

Workflow, reporting and billing are customized to your requirements. Robust internal procedures and a state-of-the-art docketing system allow us to handle large volumes of patent applications.

We’ve drafted and prosecuted hundreds of families of patent applications. (View samples of our work.) Our experience coordinating and directing worldwide prosecution informs how we work with you on your Canadian patent applications.

Law Firms

We’ve filed and prosecuted hundreds of Canadian patent applications for foreign law firms. Trust us with your Canadian filings, and benefit from smooth administrative procedures and expert professional advice.

Our reporting letters are clear and provide you with valuable information to help you advise your clients.

You will receive prompt replies to your instructions and inquiries. Work gets done efficiently and accurately, without surprises.

Most of our services are provided on a fixed-fee basis. This allows you to provide your clients with a predictable cost.


File a Patent Application in Canada
We can help you file and prosecute PCT national phase applications in Canada. We can also help you file and prosecute regular patent applications in Canada. Learn more
File an Industrial Design Application in Canada
We can help you file and prosecute industrial design applications in Canada. Learn more

SMEs and Universities

Building a strong patent portfolio is a process. We can help you at every step: identifying inventions worthy of protection, exploring the breadth of the inventions with a view to the commercial value, drafting patent applications, developing a global filing strategy, and prosecuting the patent applications to grant.

We apply best practices from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia to draft original patents that are international-ready. This forethought and care results in easier prosecution and lower costs in jurisdictions around the world.

Benefit from our extensive technical experience (including hands-on development in industry) and practical, relevant patent knowledge.

Our technical specialties include

  • medical devices
  • information technology
  • communications
  • diagnostic technology
  • electronics & circuitry
  • image & signal processing
  • processor architecture
  • software
  • mechanical
Latest News
Miriam Paton recognized as expert in patent prosecution

Miriam Paton has been recognized as one of the leading experts in patent prosecution in Canada by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014 – a unique guide that identifies the top patent firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe….

Canadian patents available on PATENTSCOPE

PATENTSCOPE is the search tool provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Canadian patents and published applications are now searchable using PATENTSCOPE….

Canada tables new IP law treaties

On January 28, 2014, the Government of Canada tabled five new intellectual property law treaties designed to harmonize Canada’s IP laws and procedures with those of our significant trading partners. This is the first official step towards ratification and implementation. These treaties include the Patent Law Treaty, which makes it easier for patent applicants and patent owners to obtain and maintain patents throughout the world by simplifying formal requirements associated with patent applications and patents….

Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced the start of a new Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program starting January 6, 2014. This agreement includes partnerships with 16 participating international intellectual property offices. The Global PPH program simplifies the PPH process by using a single set of qualifying requirements for all participating countries….

Some Reasons to File Your Patent Application in Canada:
  • There are no limits on the number of claims. Accelerate examination of your Canadian application, and then you will have many claims to choose from for the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) to accelerate examination in other jurisdictions.
  • In 2016, the Federal Court awarded a permanent injunction to a patent owner, even though the patent owner did not practise the claimed invention.
  • Canada placed 2nd in Bloomberg ranking of Best Countries for Business 2014.
  • Canada’s population is almost as large as California’s. That’s nearly 36 million potential customers for your products and services.
  • In July 2013, the Federal Court awarded over $180 million in damages and interest in a patent infringement case.
  • Canada placed 12th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2015.
  • Punitive damages were upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal in September 2013 in a patent infringement case.
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Inventor, Microsoft Corporation
Over the past few years, we have enjoyed working with you and your team. We have also appreciated your high level of attention to detail in tracking our patents and keeping us up to speed on important dates and matters.

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I am pleased that the patent is sufficiently broad to cover a wide range of devices while still giving sufficient illustration of the core idea. Great work!

Inventor, Microsoft Corporation
Your rewording totally captures what we were trying to say and sounds much better.

Inventor, Microsoft Corporation